My North Carolina State of Mind – The New York Times

Here is a beautiful eulogy by author Allan Gurganis memorializing Nancy Olson, the owner of local independent bookstore Quail Ridge Books, and reflecting on the recently passed controversial law that, among other things, eliminates protection from discrimination for members of the LGBT community state-wide. This moving piece reminds me why I keep loving my home state and why it’s a great place to live despite the way our elected legislators seem determined to drag us down.

I moved back home in 1993 to fight bigotry. We are both still here.

Read: My North Carolina State of Mind – The New York Times

Great writing for weekend reading…

Here’s a roundup of great writing found on the Internet in recent days…

Subvert the dominant paradigm: link roundup

Here’s a roundup of online reading I’ve been doing lately around issues fo diversity, gender equality, and culture change. Enjoy!