Category: Reflections

The amazing grace of friendship

by Nation Hahn illustration by Brian Hubble Friend (n.) – One attached to another by affection or esteem (Merriam-Webster Dictionary) We toss the word friend around easily. There are Facebook “friends.” We call the person we just met for coffee for…

Coming home

by Hampton Williams Hofer Barely eighteen and way over-packed, I left Raleigh in late August of 2005, bound for Charlottesville. I knew exactly four people in the state of Virginia, which is the way it should be. According to the…

Reading Proust

by Larry Wheeler Director, North Carolina Museum of Art illustration by Tim Lee I’ve long been fixated on the history of Europe and America between 1870 and the First World War, an extraordinary time for exploring the clash and coexistence of the…

Matched by an angel

by Wanda Urbanska The call came from Ann Vaughn, my dear friend in Mount Airy, where I had lived for decades before moving to Raleigh in 2010. At this stage in my upper 50s, with one divorce and a boatload of…

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