A post about literacy requirements in a pre-Voting Rights Act world.
Meet Judge Elreta Alexander, the first African American judge elected to the bench in North Carolina.
"AS HURRICANE FLORENCE continues to dump an unprecedented amount of rain on the Carolinas, emergency crews are working tirelessly to rescue those trapped--" Molly turned off the television and rolled over, her robe tightening around her legs. Hurricane Florence, day four. Trapped inside the house with three children under ten and a stir-crazy husband. Molly... Continue Reading →
24 HOURS AND COUNTING "I DON'T KNOW." Julia gave her husband a doubtful look. "I don't think we need a tent." "Why wouldn't we need a tent? It's better to be safe than sorry." Her husband wore that pinched look he got every time he was stressed. "We might be roughing it for a few... Continue Reading →
MAISIE PARKER PLAYED a lonely game of hopscotch in front of the abandoned house. "One, two, three, four, nobody lives there anymore," she sang as she jumped through the boxes. "Five, six, seven, eight, better make sure to close the gate." She reached the end of the board and wiped her forehead. It was hot.... Continue Reading →
Lakeside shot in black and white. I'm still feeling a bit blue, hence the tone. Thank you, Cee, for these challenges. Cee's Black & White Challenge: Ground: sand, dirt, grass, paths - May 31, 2018
If you were given $22 million tax-free dollars (any currency), what is the first thing you would do? Pay off my student loans. In what do you find the simplest of joys? Walking in the woods. What would be your ideal birthday present, and why? My house thoroughly cleaned from top to bottom.... Continue Reading →