Category: Reflections

Coming together

The Red and Green party by Laurie Geer Back in the summer of 1984, I was newly married, newly relocated, newly jobless, newly far from family and friends, and newly transplanted from Atlanta, Ga., to Raleigh, N.C. As the holidays rolled…

Giving thanks

At this time of year, as families gather to give thanks, time is allowed to slow down, and memories of people and seasons past can bring meaning to the present. Here, three locals share some of their favorite Thanksgiving memories….

A rock ‘n’ roll revival

by Billy Warden Not even the makers of Viagra have pitched the restorative powers of their product as insistently as proponents of rock ’n’ roll. From Bruce Springsteen to Joey Ramone to Pink, billions of decibels have gone into claiming for…

A love of reading, a love of learning

by Hannah Ueland illustrations by Jeannine Erasmus My earliest adventures were solving crimes with Nancy Drew and living on a train with the boxcar children. I have rowed in the 1936 Berlin Olympics with the University of Washington’s men’s rowing…

1944 Sanitorium

by June Spence Inside a small wooden picture frame I have taken to keeping on my desk lately, there is a charming hand-stitched scene of a sort-of Spanish villa with arched doorways, turrets, and bougainvillea spilling over the walls, the colors…

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