A-mazing New Labyrinth at St. Paul’s in Smithfield, NC

Our letter of transfer arrived this past week, the one that clears the way for us to become members of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Smithfield, North Carolina. The letter came the same week a labyrinth was being installed on the church grounds and of course, I took it as a good sign. We had... Continue Reading →


Celebrating America in ‘The Best Little Town in North Carolina’

I opened up the small town newspaper I get in my mailbox at the post office, and there, in the middle, in a two-page spread, is a full size American flag. I don’t know how much it costs to buy advertising space in two front-and-back pages of the newspaper, but 42 local merchants, professionals and... Continue Reading →

A Year of Books

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is staking out “A Year of Books,” encouraging participants to read a new book every two weeks and discuss it in an online community. The first book is Moises Naim’s “The End of Power.” I like the idea, but with a “buy local, read local” twist. I’m new to Pine Level,... Continue Reading →

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