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Embracing Change, and 20 Charlotte Secrets

Change has always been difficult for me to accept. I’ve had the same zip code since 1984. In an age where a lot of my contemporaries change states every couple of years, I still drive past my high school at least twice a day and have dinner with my family at least once a week. 1,147 more words

Ballantyne

Hugo, 1989

After coastal waters stretched into our homes, our lives, our histories, days stretched into weeks. Mourning washed over us in hot waves of stillness, silence, and salt. 24 more words

Writing

Indelible Ink

It is mid-September of 1989.

It is our second trip to St. Thomas, in the US Virgin Islands. Craig is taking a nap in the air conditioned room. 195 more words

The Island Beachcomber Hotel