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north, east, south, and new

North Carolina. My twenty-sixth state in the quest to #seeall50. East. The eastern half of the US, which I love. I would move here—anywhere on this side of the country—in a heartbeat. South Carolina. Because I have such an awesome sister-in-law. She found out NC… Read More


What to do?

Do you know how many “to do list” apps there are in the App Store? Three thousand, four hundred and seven. That’s right. Do you know how many I need? One. Just one. And not even one with intense capabilities. I just need checklists, notes,… Read More


traditions and statesmanship

A few weeks ago, in his column for the New York Times, David Brooks mentioned his presidential election traditions: I have two presidential election traditions. I begin covering each campaign by reading a book about Abraham Lincoln, and I end each election night, usually after… Read More

by matthew wiebe

The Poem in My Pocket

Today is National Poem-In-Your-Pocket Day, and I’ve been considering all month what poem to keep in mine. It’s hard to not pick Nye’s “Making a Fist”–still my most favorite poem of all time, and lately a poem I find especially relevant as I hear so… Read More