Tag Archives: North Carolina

WHEN HUGO STORMED INTO TOWN

You can ask anyone living in Charlotte twenty-five years ago, and they can tell you about the September night Hugo drove 200 miles inland to hit the city with a powerful punch, wind gust up to 100mph. In the middle … Continue reading

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BAD GONE GOOD

No, I’m not crazy. Yes, the name of my new novel is GOOD GONE BAD, but I am writing about something else. I did the title switcheroo to make a point. Have you ever noticed how good things come out … Continue reading

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8 THINGS THE HOMELESS ARE SAYING

Below are actual statements made by homeless people in the Charlotte area. Source: Urban Ministry Center, Charlotte, North Carolina. Being Homeless is…. 1. Forcing your life to fit in a backpack. 2. Being somewhere that you are not wanted. 3. … Continue reading

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DEDICATED TO THE JOB THEY LOVE

I’m not stumped about the original name of my town. It makes sense to me. It was called Stumptown (didn’t you see that coming?) because there were stumps everywhere from clearing land for farming. Mostly cotton. Back then, the town … Continue reading

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