A Trip to Montpelier

A Trip to Montpelier

My trip to Montpelier started a few weeks ago as I began listening to the audio book The Other Madisons: The Lost History of a President’s Black Family by Dr. Bettye Kearse, a descendant of Africans enslaved at Montpelier and a Madison family member. The book...

Sunday Night Miracle

Tar Heels. Blue Devils. The headlines scream about history, bedlam, and anxiety. Lots of it.   I know that anxiety. Two weeks ago the prospect of playing Duke Kept me in a knot of worry and fear for a week.   Then I flew to Charlotte for a retreat. I watched...