Tag Archives: elizabeth hudson

The Language of Flowers

Orchids were everywhere at The Fresh Market the other day, so that’s what I got for my side table. And after our bitter winter, the tulips looked fresh and bright, so I got a bunch of those, too, and made
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Posted in April 2015, Editor's Column | Tagged | Leave a comment

In Search Of Safe Places

My evening walk takes me past Fire Station #43 on Lake Jeanette Road in Greensboro. An American flag and a black-and-red Fire Department flag fly from a pole in front of the brick building. You know what’s inside this building,
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Posted in Editor's Column, March 2015 | Tagged | 1 Comment

From The Booth

In the winter, moisture condenses on the front windows, because it’s cold out there and it’s warm in here, in this place where steam rises from the grill and rye bread and onion rolls sizzle in butter and cheeses melt
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Posted in Editor's Column, February 2015 | Tagged | 4 Comments

Beauty Is In the Eye…

When I was in the Fourth grade, a nurse came into our classroom at Farmer School and taped an eye chart with lots of letter E’s to the chalkboard. One at a time, each student got up from his desk,
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Posted in Editor's Column, Homepage Feature, January 2015 | Tagged | 7 Comments

A Wish for Christmas

A whole dozen, can you even imagine? Eight girls and four boys and they all lived with their mama and daddy in a farmhouse with no electricity, no running water, in Guilford County. Clifton. Ralph. Clyde. Grant (who, oddly, they
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Posted in Arts & Culture, December 2014, Editor's Column | Tagged | 8 Comments

Full Service

My mother turns in to Steve’s BP at Friendly Center in Greensboro, but instead of pulling in at the self-service pumps, where I normally go, she eases in beside the full-service station and waits. Tommy, one of the service technicians,
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Posted in Arts & Culture, Editor's Column, October 2014 | Tagged | 1 Comment

It Was a Good Lunch

In the 1940s, when the bell rang for lunch, the boys and girls at Coleridge School reached beneath their desks and pulled out their lunch bags, brown paper sacks that held whatever their mom put in there that morning. Some
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Posted in Arts & Culture, August 2014, Editor's Column | Tagged | 5 Comments

A Midsummer Classic

Here is July 1: the 182nd day of the year, the halfway point, the midsection of 2014, with 183 days left.

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Posted in Arts & Culture, Editor's Column, July 2014 | Tagged | Leave a comment

Animal Rescue

The little black dog wore a yellow bandanna patterned with tiny monkeys — Curious George — around her neck. She sat on the curb in the parking lot of a shopping center, one of about a dozen animals in a
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Posted in Editor's Column, June 2014 | Tagged | 1 Comment

Sea Change

At Ocean Isle Beach, there are things that you might not expect to encounter, like the 11 varieties of palm trees that rise up from The Winds resort, and the sticky ribs and Jamaican fried plantains at the little yellow
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Posted in Editor's Column, May 2014 | Tagged | Leave a comment