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About stokesnet

Jeanette Stokes is a writer, artist, minister, and the Director of the Resource Center for Women and Ministry in the South, located in Durha

Pauli Murray – youth tour

I love this story in the N&O today about young people in NC on a “Freedom Ride: A Pilgrimage of Reconciliation.”  They were in Durham learning all about Pauli Murray. See more: http://www.newsobserver.com/2010/07/22/591658/states-future-tours-the-past.html. photo by John Rottet – jrottet@newsobserver.com Advertisements

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Mary Chapin Carpenter & Garrison Star

I’m just back from a fabulous Mary Chapin Carpenter in Durham. She’s son wonderful and had an amazing back-up band, including Chapel Hill’s own Don Dixon. She sang for two hours staight and I could have listened another two. If … Continue reading

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Up on the Roof

I’m in Tulsa at my mother and stepfather’s house, which is shaded from the Oklahoma sun by several large oaks. Friday night, a large branch from one of these might trees fell and poked a small hole in the roof.  … Continue reading

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Lost & Found

On Friday, en route from RDU to Tulsa, I left a small briefcase containing my laptop on the Skylink tram that runs between terminals at DFW. The good news is that I got it back in less than an hour.  … Continue reading

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Eno Festival

I’ve been attending Durham’s Festival for the Eno off and on for over 30 years. This year’s opening day was the coolest, clearest day at the festival I can recall. I enjoyed friends, music, food, and crafts. I especially enjoyed … Continue reading

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On Ocracoke, witnessing to the oil spill

There was a great turnout for the Hands Across the Sand action at noon today at Lifeguard Beach, Ocracoke Island, NC. It was wonderful to see a long line of people joining hands in support of our ocean, our wildlife, … Continue reading

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On an Island

I have loved Ocracoke Island, NC since the first time I drove across it, in the 1970s, on the way somewhere else. You can see how happy I was just to be on the ferry yesterday. In the 1990s, Ocracoke … Continue reading

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