Saturday, June 24, 2017
Artist, teacher, dancer, and friend-to-many Paulus Berensohn had what he referred to as a "change of address" after a stroke and a short stay at Solace hospice in Asheville. He was buried on June 18 in an elaborately decorated cardboard coffin at Carolina Memorial Sanctuary, a green burial site near Asheville. A large group of his friends were there. Facilitating was our old friend and neighbor, Ruth Ostrenga, who is part of the Center for End of Life Transitions.
Paulus lived near Penland for 30 years or so. He had a remarkable life. Here's a story about him from the New York Times. Here's a tribute to Paulus that was presented at last year's Penland benefit auction.
I'll miss the sound of his voice.
Saturday, June 17, 2017
Thursday, June 1, 2017
Monday, May 29, 2017
Sunday, May 21, 2017
Sunday, May 14, 2017
Sunday, May 7, 2017
Dancing up a weather system over at Green Cay. Our community dance (contras, squares, etc.) has been going on intermittently for three or four decades. After a recent hiatus of about a year, it's back and has been pretty well attended. This month our homeboy Frederick Park was the caller. Next month, Laurie Fischer will lead the dancing on Friday June 2.
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Sunday, April 2, 2017
Remember that day we took everything out of the garden shed and sorted it it and and folded all the ground cover and row cover and threw a bunch of stuff away and put everything back in very neatly and then there was a lot of room in the shed? That was a fun day.
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Thursday, March 2, 2017
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
And again, the ever-generous Don Walker sharpened everything from paring knives to garden hoes, put on new handles, welded broken things, and made lots of people happy during the annual Cabin Fever University Fix-It Day at his shop. Not only that, Karen made hot cider and cookies. He usually manages to do this on the coldest day of the year, but not this time.
Sunday, February 12, 2017
Three Raskins and a Schopler at the annual Historic Thousands on Jones Street rally and march in Raleigh. The NAACP and a number of other organizations collaborate on this event which takes place the weekend before the opening of the North Carolina legislative session. The rally is used to promote a number of progressive causes. It was a beautiful day and it drew the largest crowd in the 11-year history of the event. Thanks, Reverend William Barber for your inspiring leadership in our state.
This was our favorite sign of the day.