I may have a copy of that Greensboro Sun issue with the essay.
Miss Molly sounds awesome and I hope to experience a session with her soon.
Matzo Ball Soup at Lucky's Deli! I never go that there aren't people around me eating it. And, I have heard it sparks lots of discussion and comparisons.. "Do your Matzo balls float or sink?...They're right in the middle!"
Being a Southerner, I have yet to try it, but have heard it cures all ills. It's on my bucket list.
Am looking for a Chiniese restaurant that serves shrimp and lobster sauce, it was there speciality. Was on Hillandale Road near Bertland ave,, any ideas?? is it still there.
Y'all totally missed the mark by not including Short Winter Soups in this spread. They've been around for 5-6 years, quietly serving up soups alongside Chicken Bridge Bakery bread to folks around the triangle through their (very hard to get into) soup subscriptions. Check 'em out.
Some of us Brits appreciate it. I even wrote a whole column on Brunswick Stew! Thanks for this piece, really enjoyed it.
Natalie, thank you for writing about your life with Vicki, and your life without her. You are courageous and it is an honor to know you.
All the best to you.
Thank you Victoria
Lynn and many of our employees at our health center including medical providers are bilingual (Spanish & English).
Your son is exceptionally lucky to have you as a parent.
The tragedy of Leelah Alcorn and of all the Leelah Alcorns in North Carolina and around the world should haunt those who pass hate laws like HB2...sadly they seem to ignore the overwhelming evidence that acceptance and love are the only appropriate responses to transgender children.
Instead they peddle fear - unreasoning, unfounded fear. And I say that as a member of my local school board's Financial Advisory Committee, someone very familiar with the right and wrong way a school system can deal with transgender students.
Last year I was approached by a local school official asking for help with a bathroom policy. I suggested that they not draft one and simply let things move on their own, because an official policy, something that might attract controversy, just isn't needed.
There are four transgender students in our system right now (out of just below 4000 total students). They are not the first transgender students and they won't be the last.
And in the 12 years I've been in the district we have had exactly zero issues, complaints or incidents. Instead our local students have thrived and moved on to college, whether transgender or not. And that's the way it should be.
Alan, thank you so so much for riding! One day we will find the cure! I just know it.
Laden, thank you for your comment. It is an uncommon intersection and one that Vicki and I struggled with at times too. Thank you for calling out MS Society Magazine. I hope it causes them to make changes!
Alexis Pauline Gumb's reading of SPILL at The Regulator Bookshop has been rescheduled for Nov. 1 at 7PM. Thanks! We hope you can make it.
Amy Spaulding, Events Coordinator
The Regulator Bookshop
This is a lovely article. As a gay man with MS I have often felt overlooked by the MS community and have even called out the magazine of the MS Society for only ever speaking of straight couples. (Surprisingly, they printed my comments.) 400,000 Americans have MS. About 4% of America is gay. There is no correlation between homosexuality and MS. So, having MS and being gay is indeed an uncommon intersection! It makes for a very unique life path.
Absolutely a Beautiful story, Sorry for your loss. She is one of the many reasons I ride. Thanks for sharing this story, and know we care about you just as much as her. Alan Simons
Thank you, Debra! It should also be noted that Lynn speaks Spanish and can provide assistance to both English and Spanish speakers.
Piedmont Health Services provides care to everyone including transgender people. We have medical providers at each of our health centers that care for transgender patients. We provide PrEP medications.
Thank you for allowing us to tell everyone about our health care services including dental services, our welcoming of all individuals and that we care for patients of all ages.
If transgender people would like to receive medical care close to where they live, please contact Lynn at (919) 942-8741 ext. 1237
Piedmont Health Services, Inc.
Thank you Natalie! I'm so sorry for your loss but your transformation is wonderful. Hope you get lots of support on your path!
Thank you for opening yourself up to us! You are so COURAGEOUS & VULUNERABLE! Your love story is BEAUTIFUL! I can feel your your heartache through your words & I'm deeply sorry for that grief. YOU ARE A TRUE INSPIRATION!! Much Love
Hey Barbara 2:
“Bicyclists usually ride on the right side of the lane, but are entitled to use the full lane…. Drivers wishing to pass a bicyclist may do so only when there is abundant clearance and no oncoming traffic is in the opposing lane. When passing a bicyclist, always remember the bicyclist is entitled to use of the full lane.” – North Carolina Driver’s Handbook, p.95.
Please be safe out there...
#1 - stay out of the middle of the road with oncoming cars. If you want us to "share the road", perhaps cyclists should get licenses like auto drivers have to. Let them pay their "fair share".
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