1050 – But What’s in a Number?

NEWS Roughly 35 years ago I visited Davidson and Davidson College for the first time. And truth be told, while I was impressed with the academic reputation of Davidson – Lula Bell Houston and the staff of the laundry influenced my decision of where to go...

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Dance of Life

RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS Walking around our town near sunset, the last light reflected on the birds’ wings in this beautiful piece, and I felt grateful. Grateful to live in a town that values the arts and understands how they uplift us, even on our harder days....

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Kindness: A True Story

RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS The first thing I can remember is feeling warm on the back of a sofa next to a window. Looking for birds. I was happy. The lady who picked me up and ran the food machine was around a lot, and she liked me to sit with her by the hot place. I had...

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Farmers, Friends, Food, and Flowers

RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS On a recent Saturday, members of the News of Davidson editorial board hosted a table at the Davidson Farmers’ Market to introduce our website, a new guy in town. We arrived at half past seven to set up, part of the early morning flurry of...

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A Boy, his Bike, and a Kind Stranger

RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS It was about 30 years ago that I became fully acquainted with the kind of students who come to Davidson College. My older son, 10-years old at the time, was free to ride his bicycle all over town, as were his friends, and they set off to...

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