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Articles

 

Architectural Asheville

The Galax (Christ School, Arden)—A short walk around Pack Square in Asheville takes in a wealth of architectural masterpieces.

New book explores how Pink Floyd recovered from the loss of Syd Barrett

Mountain Xpress—A new book by rock critic Bill Kopp tells the story of how the band rebuilt after losing their “Crazy Diamond.”

In The Last Castle, Denise Kiernan tells the story of the Biltmore Estate

Mountain Xpress—The author of The Girls of Atomic City explores how Biltmore was created an survived the vicissitudes of the Vanderbilts' fortunes.

Taking refuge in fiction

INDY Week (Raleigh/Durham, NC)—Brevard native Natalie C. Anderson spins a tale of Africa and a refugee seeking revenge.

Evidence of pre-colonial Spanish soldiers reshapes WNC history

Mountain Xpress—Before Jamestown, before the Lost Colony, Spanish conquistadors settled briefly near Morganton.

Allan Wolf's latest novel draws on the death of a childhood friend

Mountain Xpress—Inspired by his neighbor's tragic death, local author Allan Wolf tells a story of teens wrestling with what it means to survive and remember.

Southern Appalachia's first craftspeople

Mountain Xpress—Recent discoveries at Garden Creek, near Canton, suggest it served as a center for native crafts—nearly 2000 years ago.

Not far from Witch Mountain

Mountain Xpress—Remembering Franklin's Alexander Key, author of Escape from Witch Mountain and other classic children's titles.

Meditation in motion

Mountain Xpress—How Asheville's flow artists use props to boost mental and physical health.

Weekend Warriors

Mountain Xpress—The Asheville Medieval Collective uses swordplay to foster honor and community.

Writing
for clients

 

Your complete buyer's guide to accessible bathing
 

aginginplace.com—A consumer guide to various aids that allow seniors with mobility issues to bathe themselves more easily.

Home care vs. the alternatives: How to choose?
 

aginginplace.com—A guide to deciding between home care and assisted living for an elderly loved one.

Fact sheet: Falls—the biggest threat to senior health and safety
 

aginginplace.com—Falls are one of the greatest threats to seniors’ independence. This widely-distributed fact sheet provides information on how to confront this threat.

Research moves Carolina Day to separate genders
 

Asheville Citizen-Times—An article about single-gender classrooms written for Carolina Day School and contributed to the local newspaper.

Ernie Lasher: Promoting athletics and the school for 26 years
 

Carolina Connection, (Carolina Day School, Asheville, NC)—A veteran athletic director looks back on his career and the athletic program he built.

Thankful for strong "Whiskey"
 

Christ School Magazine—An alumni magazine article about one graduate's hair-raising adventure in a small private plane.

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