See That His Grave’s Kept Green

Confederate Headstone by DAKrólak

Image: Fayetteville, NC Headstone © D.A. Królak 2012. All Rights Reserved

Wed. Nov. 9, 1881: “Death of Co. McKethan. Col Hector McKethan, the brave commander of the 51st N. C. Regiment, during the rebellion, died at the residence of his father in Fayetteville last Sunday afternoon. Col McKethan, at the beginning of the war, entered the service of his country as first-lieutenant of Co. H, Fayetteville volunteers, and at the expiration of the first six months, the term for which his company enlisted, he returned home with the remnant of the Fayetteville battalion who had not yet re-enlisted, but not to remain. Continue reading

Noonan Quote

We are a big, complicated nation. And we are human beings. We are people. We have souls. We are complex. We are not data points. Many things go into our decisions and our political affiliations.

You have to be sophisticated to know that. And if you’re operating at the top of national politics, you’re supposed to be sophisticated.

—Peggy Noonan



(occasionally I love this woman, even if I don’t appreciate her politics)

Push and Pull

Mr. Nothing’s got a lot
He’s got a lot to say
He’s good at being what he’s not
Gives nothing away
Another day goes on by
And he never speaks his heart

 – Nikka Costa


No exaggeration AT ALL: Auntie Em just went by my window, as the rain is now blowing in the other direction & all I hear is little tin stuff blowing in the wind