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A Sojourn Among Pine Trees: My Time at Duke

Nine generations of the family lived in the lap of mountains.  Like doting grandparents they watched over us, protected us from whatever was beyond and taught us lessons in silence. The sounds of our stories and songs echoed from the … Continue reading

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Ode to Stamps-Baxter

I must have been born too late.  I love gospel music and nobody wants to hear it anymore. I grew up in a little Methodist church north of Kingsport, Tennessee.  We did the appropriate thing on Sunday morning, and sang … Continue reading

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