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The right to choose

I strongly suggest you watch this interview. Rachel Maddow talks with Dr. Melissa Harris-Lacewell (pictured here) of Princeton University about the startling fact that we have 5 female Republican candidates for US Senate this year who are running on a … Continue reading

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Nell Painter

I attended a fabulous afternoon with historian Nell Painter yesterday at Duke Library.  Amazing woman.  Read her work.  This evening I watched a video of Dr. Painter on The Colbert Report.  She is exactly the right person to arm wrestle … Continue reading

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Red Rocks of New Mexico

I’m on vacation in New Mexico visiting my friend Sally who is here for her birthday.  Today we sat on a rock, ate lunch, and studied these views in the neighborhood of Abiquiu, NM. It is so gorgeous that it … Continue reading

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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

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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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