Tag Archives: North Carolina

Carolina in Mind

There’s that 1968 James Taylor song that’s become the unofficial state anthem for North Carolina, and the unofficial song of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, played at football and basketball games and pep rallies and sung by … Continue reading

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In the Land of Seething Resentment

Graduate school at Duke was a long time ago, the early seventies, and North Carolina seemed like such a nice place, at the time. Southerners were polite and pleasant after all, not seething with resentment after all the civil rights … Continue reading

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The Man from Meridian

Northerners don’t do well in the South, but then, how bad could it be? College had eventually gone well, and fellowship money being offered was good, and the new draft lottery meant it wouldn’t be two or three years of … Continue reading

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Appropriating God

Chris Christie’s woes really are quite fascinating, and perhaps the historically low number of executive orders that Obama has issued, fewer than any president since Grover Cleveland, are of a new and different kind, and he really is a tyrant … Continue reading

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The War for the Soul of America

Duke University was a pleasant enough place in the early seventies – they called it the Harvard of the South and those ivy-covered gothic buildings did give the campus that sort of feel. Durham was fine too – a sleepy … Continue reading

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