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.
If you drink coffee, how do you like it best? Hot, cold, iced, with cream, with sugar or black as black? Usually black. Sometimes with cream. Never sweet. In your opinion, what’s the greatest invention of our age? The internet. Global warming? Reality or myth? Oh, it's real alright. Are you an explorer or more... Continue Reading →
Since we are approaching the hottest part of our summer in the northern hemisphere, what’s your favorite ice-cream, frozen yogurt or sorbet flavor? Vanilla. I know. Sneer all you want, but a good vanilla has a lot of nuance and subtly within its creamy goodness. Plus, it goes with everything. Put it in your coffee,... 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 →
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 →
There's a high rise going up down the street from me. After watching its construction, I've decided that I will not be a high rise construction worker. Nope. Not for me.