Welcome to the Smokies

I would like to comment on the July 20 Mountain Xpress article "Gay is the New Local.” Having enrolled in the sixth grade at Swannanoa Elementary in 1961, I consider myself a local, even though I lived in five states and two foreign countries before the age of 12 (Air Force brat). I know the […]

Safe and sound

It was a hard, cold spring rain. My husband, Lenny, and I had been walking on the Appalachian Trail since 8 that morning. When we finally got to the shelter as it was getting dark, we saw that someone had hung a tarp to prevent rain from getting in. Inside, an old man was sitting […]