Category: Reflections

Say yes to the dress

by Mary E. Miller Maybe it wasn’t the starring role, but she did have 27 lines. She’d won the comic relief. And in middle school – as for the rest of life that comes after, that’s something worth owning, I…

Finding Lula B.

by Dana Wynne Lindquist In 1989, while I was working for a domestic violence agency, I stepped inside my great-great grandparents’ historic home for the first time. The Victorian Italianate Merrimon-Wynne house was serving then as the office of the…

Gratitude and a neighbor

by Settle Monroe Her smile grows slowly, almost creeping its way to fullness as she remembers her life many years ago.  She leans across the table, as if to let me in on a secret, recounting the days of juggling…

The piano

by Elaine Neil Orr My 32-year-old son wanted the piano, and I told him he could have it.  I hadn’t played it for years.  But I put off making the arrangements.  Finally I got a piano technician to come to…

Memories of Vietnam: 45 years and counting

by Larry Stogner While shooting a story at RDU recently, I recalled the day I returned home from Vietnam in late 1968. There were no jetways then. There were stairs. A 50-yard walk led to the only doorway into Raleigh-Durham…

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