Family Bee

Families, like quilts, come in every pattern, from Wedding Ring and Drunkard’s Path to plainer patchwork. And some, of course, are crazy quilts…

Chicken, Fried (Part II)

There are lots of good fried chicken joints in the world, and I’ll gladly chow down at any of the million places you can go…but there’s just no fried chicken like my mama’s…

Madness in March

It is madness in March*–especially in the mountains of Western North Carolina–to dream that a couple of warm days mean spring is nearly here. A couple of warm days is just that: a couple of warm days. We’ve had them this week–beautiful, blue-sky days with temperatures in the 70’s…but you just can’t trust ’em. The…

All The World's A Stage…

    Like every place in the world, Asheville has features that make it unique. Sometimes it seems we have more than our share–especially for a small town in the rural South–but that’s part of the reason that Asheville charms visitors and generally defies description.   The Montford Park Players are just one of those…