Tag Archives: North Carolina

Death and Taxes

Yesterday was Tax Day.  I dutifully finished filling out all the forms, wrote my checks and got everything into the mail.  This time of year always causes me to reflect on the relationship between me, the government and my money.  … Continue reading

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Here Come the Irish

From 1718 to 1775, more than 100,000 people came from Ireland to the American colonies.  These Irish immigrants weren’t just Irish, they were mostly families that had moved from Scotland and the north of England to Ulster province in Ireland … Continue reading

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Hospitality

My wife and I don’t entertain.  We don’t host people in our home.  We rarely even allow anyone to cross our threshold.  (My wife has written very amusingly about this in her own blog post at Mirrored Images.) You would … Continue reading

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Life on the Frontier

  Pioneering, leaving known territories for lands yet unsettled, is never an easy endeavor. Robert Hill, my four-times-great grandfather, left North Carolina in 1802 at the age of twenty-two.  His family had lived in colonial North Carolina for as many … Continue reading

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