Action, Change, Nature, North Carolina

Carolina Trashed

The modern marker of disenfranchisement has become...littering by nature lovers? I take wildlife photos, so I do quite a bit of hiking around local rivers and lakes.  I've always packed a trash bag in my photo bag to wrap gear in case of rain.  At some point, I found myself starting to use the bag… Continue reading Carolina Trashed

Change, North Carolina, Politics

*EXCLUSIVE* How YOU can be buried in an unmarked grave despite best planning practices

How one man was buried in an unmarked grave despite preplanning his burial in 1990 and having a $20,000 funeral.  How this surprising indignity can occur--to ANY of us--is rooted in the growing national trend of out-of-state publicly-traded for-profit holding companies buying historically non-profit community cemeteries. Regulations, meant to protect consumers during their most vulnerable… Continue reading *EXCLUSIVE* How YOU can be buried in an unmarked grave despite best planning practices

Blogging, Change, North Carolina, Politics, Role of information, Work

Where are the female opinion writers?

I like to read opinion columnists.  I find that by reading a diversity of viewpoints, it helps refine my own.  After all, if you are only exposed to people who think like you, you'll never get a full picture of the issues.  Diverse voices leads to more robust outcomes. That is why I'm so disturbed… Continue reading Where are the female opinion writers?