People are always asking me where to take vacation. What's a cool place? What's the most scenic drive? Carolina Conversations attempts to answer those questions and others.
I hope we can all find something to be grateful for today. There is a lot of work to be done to make this a better world for everyone.
I must admit I was feeling a little smug about having visited all 100 North Carolina counties.
How many of you have visited all 100 North Carolina counties?
It was a good week to get away for a few days. The mountains of North Carolina offer a remarkable mental reset this time of year.
Bill Leslie gives us a peek at what his hair looked like in his childhood and teenage years.
One of the many cruel aspects of COVID-19 has been its power to postpone our celebrations and extend our sorrows.
Bill Leslie shares comfort food recipes sent to him by readers and his favorite shrimp and grits recipe from Crook's Corner in Chapel Hill.
I enjoy reading recipes of comfort food during the current health crisis. It gets my mind off all the worries of the day.
We have a fabulous greenway system in the Triangle. We should celebrate it by using it responsibly, especially during the current health crisis.
It seems like common sense to me during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you're walking two abreast and you encounter two people doing the same in the opposite direction, each pair should fall back into single file formation.
We now have babies in the backyard! Bluebird babies, that is.
Cindy and I traveled to the North Carolina mountains to deal with a few issues at our cottage in Glade Valley.
It's good to have a grateful heart, especially this year. We need all the blessings we can count.
Bill Leslie and his wife Cindy watch a happy bluebird couple create a home in their backyard birdhouse. Bluebirds almost disappeared due to pesticides and loss of habitat, but their population has been revived--a reminder of springtime and renewed hope.
Today seems the perfect day to share with you a new song and video called Moments of Grace.
This morning Cindy and I were drinking coffee on our screened porch with Rufus in my lap when we noticed unusual activity in the trees behind our house. It was almost like birds falling from the sky.
Campbell Road Nursery is giving away free Easter lillies to spread hope and joy during the coronavirus pandemic.
Some strange things are going on in Cary -- and that's good.
I love books full of interesting facts and little-known histories.
I will continue to collect heartwarming stories of goodwill emerging from the coronavirus crisis. firstname.lastname@example.org is my email address. I look forward to hearing from you.
Thursday was a rotten day by all accounts, with growing coronavirus fears and financial markets in turmoil. Despite all of the collective anxiety there were people who exuded a sense of calm, compassion and courage.
I truly love a quiet late winter's day at the beach with a cup of coffee at sunrise.