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An American Tragedy

On March 28, 2023

The death of at least 39 migrants, mostly Guatemalans, in a Juarez center where they are imprisoned rather than allow them into the U.S. is just as much a crime and a symptom of a broken, racist Ameri

This is the grave of Hoke Smith. Born in 1855 in Newton, North Carolina Michael Hoke Smith grew up pretty wealthy. His father was the president of Catawba College and then became a professor at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Of course the family was pro-Confederate and Smith had plenty of relatives […]

Music Notes

On March 26, 2023

This week’s musical highlight was seeing James McMurtry, for what I think is the 12th time, though that’s an educated guess because I started going to his shows before I kept track of such

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