The Green Book

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Please note: A pdf of the published article is available at the bottom of this post. Carry your Green Book with you … you may need it.” is the cautionary tagline found on the front cover of the nearly three dozen issues of Victor Hugo Green’s “The Negro Motorist Green Book” (and later “The Negro … Continue reading The Green Book

The Night Sky

Please Note: A pdf version of the published article is available at the bottom of this post. On the first Wednesday of each month, an unmistakably rare group of people can be found meeting on the second floor of the Webb Library in downtown Morehead City. Budgets and minute-taking aren’t the primary focus at this gathering, but rather the search … Continue reading The Night Sky

The Bone Keeper

Please Note: A pdf version of the published article is available at the bottom of this post. Coming across the new Gallant’s Channel bridge connecting Radio Island to Beaufort, a small white trailer is visible in the distance to the left justbeyond some sailboats and a parking lot. It would be easy to assume that … Continue reading The Bone Keeper

Finding Atlantis

Please Note: A pdf version of the published article is available at the bottom of this post. Stepping into the backyard-style oasis at The Atlantis Lodge in Pine Knoll Shores one wouldn't be surprised to see Poseidon himself rise from the sea, greeting visitors as they admire his storied domain. But this Atlantis hasn't much … Continue reading Finding Atlantis

rising up kills

another risk was generations in the making there is nothing we can do. fires, nightmare scenarios flames that won't die out always behind us. the never-ending conflict, isolation and division this crisis exposes an ugly side. an intense war, deliberate, burns in places that normally don't see fire. worries don't translate. riven by grief, forgotten. … Continue reading rising up kills

She is Gone, And I Will Miss Her.

I have not much to say, but she was my friend and she is gone. And I will miss her. I began to miss her those years ago, watching this disease take my friend and turn her into a stranger. When you're young, it is impossible to comprehend the consequences, to fathom the future or … Continue reading She is Gone, And I Will Miss Her.