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VOICES OF DAVIDSON

Trees and Vines

  VOICES OF DAVIDSON There are two kinds of people in the world, I've come to realize--I call them vines and trees. Trees grow up tall, strong, and sturdy, without needing any outside support. If you're a tree, you can manage your own life. You can make responsible...

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Dearest Jeff

  VOICES OF DAVIDSON (This updated article by Betsy Flagler was first published in 2018, as the initial Voices of Davidson column.) “Nothing could stop you. Not even your best day. Not the quiet. Not the ocean rocking. You went on with your dying.” — Mark Strand,...

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Tony Abbott: A Community Celebration of a Life!

  NEWS   January 27 was Tony Abbott’s birthday, so it was a fitting time to celebrate his life with a community event, co-hosted by Davidson College, DavidsonLearns, Davidson College Presbyterian Church, The Davidson Community Players, and Learning in Retirement...

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Planning Ahead: Dropping In On 2022 – Davidson Style

  VOICES OF DAVIDSON   Planning ahead: What should Davidson “Drop” to ring in 2022? On New Year’s Eve (in non-pandemic times), many people ’round the globe gather for a final party to mark the end of the holiday season and the beginning of a new year. The largest...

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2020 In Hindsight

  VOICES OF DAVIDSON   By Chris Davis I have been searching to make sense of 2020. I know that its trademarks are suffering and heartache. But in hindsight searching history, statistics and philosophy, I recognize that the pandemic has made the dangers faster and...

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First Haircut

  VOICES OF DAVIDSON   More times than we care to think about, we are confronted by how things are different in the midst of COVID. However, there are still time-honored traditions taking place. And it turns out, one of our best-known local businesses is...

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Our Danish Neighbors

  VOICES OF DAVIDSON Freja and Rasmus Bjorholm and their two daughters (Sophie and Elise, ages 7 and 4) moved from Copenhagen, Denmark, to Davidson two years ago. We  spoke with Freja to learn about her family’s life here and how it compares to their life in Denmark....

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