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Lifestyles Columnists

February 26, 2017

This month I had the privilege of learning more about Black History Month and the profound impact that African Americans have had on what has developed into the modern day Coast Guard. Since 1976, every American president has designated February as Black History Month and endorsed a specific theme.…

February 25, 2017

Do you remember that 1980 movie about a Botswana bushman who comes upon a glass Coca-Cola bottle that has been thrown from an airplane? Turns out, this “message from the gods” is transforming for Xi in the South African comedy titled “The Gods Must Be Crazy.”

Now we have a 3-…

February 24, 2017

Aronia is a native super-fruit

A few years ago I wrote a column about chokeberries. They were common in the places I picked blueberries in Maine. Huckleberries were too, and they’re great, so maybe they can be a future column.

The Genus name for chokeberry is Aronia. I guess that sounds more…

February 22, 2017

A hot bowl of soup on a cold day can warm one's body and spirit.

February 19, 2017

On the easternmost point of the coast of North Carolina, Cape Hatteras juts out into the Atlantic, intersecting with the Gulf Stream and causing a continuous shifting of the seabed and coastline.

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February 18, 2017

Since President Trump is planning to build a great wall to keep out hoards of Mexican illegals, there should be some interest in its historical precedent: The Great Wall of China.

February 17, 2017

Valentine’s Day is over, but we can look back at what our gifts supposedly mean. First off, I don’t really buy into flower meanings. If you and your significant other like a particular species and color that’s all that matters. However, some traditionalists want to do things…

February 16, 2017

I am thankful to be an American.

Thinking about the impulse of pride as it relates to patriotism, I identify with the grand swell of “I'm proud to be an American” in the chorus of “God Bless the U.S.A.,” which in recent years has become one of my favorite songs, yet I have…

February 14, 2017

(Editor’s note: To make room for Valentine’s Day stories in Albemarle Life, we’ve moved this week’s School Life page to Wednesday’s edition and this column to Tuesday’s edition. These standing feature items will return to the regular schedule next week.…

February 12, 2017

In some parts of the world, Valentine’s Day isn’t just about couples and romance.

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