Town of Carthage Historic District

The Town of Carthage, in Moore County, North Carolina features a Historic District that is on the National Register of Historic Places with approximately eighty-five (85) historic buildings including contributing structures and an object.

This collection of Historic Homes includes Colonial Revival, Cottage, Craftsman Bungalow, Federalist, Foursquare, Greek Revival, Italianate, Queen Anne, and Victorian style of architecture. There are some “pre-historic” sites and anomalies and interesting asides. Also, combinations of styles in many of the home designs. Many of these structures have been renovated – a handful are vacant and lying in wait for rediscovery before going to waste – of those, many are still furnished, even though roofing repairs are needed but this is not easily observed by the passerby as the grounds-keeping remains intact within the Historic District.

According to The Gombach Group’s study of the Town of Carthage conducted some years prior,

The Carthage Historic District contains the largest and most intact concentration of buildings reflecting the growth and development . . . from the second quarter of the nineteenth century to the beginning of World War II . . . the county seat of Moore County in the state’s Sandhills region, dates its origins to 1796 . . . the earliest datable buildings are from the early 1850s . . .

The Gombach Group and “other” historic journals typically identify the following homes:

  1. Adams-Bryan House
  2. Carthage Community House
  3. Carthage Methodist Church
  4. Charles Sinclair House
  5. D.A. McDonald House
  6. Dr. John Shaw House
  7. Edgehill
  8. George Calvin Graves House
  9. Harley-Muse House,
  10. Humber-Spencer House
  11. J.F. Cole House
  12. Jenkins-McIver House
  13. Methodist Parsonage
  14. Presbyterian Manse
  15. Seawell House
  16. Shaw-McKeithen House
  17. T.B. King House
  18. T. Jones House

However, this list excludes another sixty-seven (67) Historic notations, which this “series” on the Town of Carthage’s Historic Homes will update over time as we work to achieve the total count with current still photos of each location and perhaps some “videos” as well.

Look for part “2” . . . where images may be added as well as citations for the remaining Historic Homes.

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Author Cliff Hill’s title, “The Broken Looking Glass” 2nd Edition release

“The Broken Looking Glass,” combines the perspective of the author’s cutting edge science and spirituality focus regarding materialism and duality as being causal of problems currently existing in the world.

Cliff Hill’s title, “The Broken Looking Glass: An American Adventure” in second edition summer 2019 through the Pashar Sage Press. This interesting title about self-discovery is reformatted, with new cover design and the authors’ changes, which expand on the original theme. “The Broken Looking Glass: An American Adventure,” combines the perspective of the author’s cutting edge science and spirituality focus regarding materialism and duality as being causal of problems currently existing in the world. Much in the tradition of J.D. Salinger and Mark Twain the book follows the author on a journey that begins with a wrong turn and takes him down a road of self-discovery he never imagined existed.

An excerpt:
They say Philadelphia is a dangerous place. Most of the people I had met were afraid of the area where the shelter is located. I felt no danger or fear. I was at peace.

Over the previous years of my life, I had discovered there were far more dangerous places to be. In 1963, the hospital delivery room at My Lady of the Lake Hospital in Baton Rouge, Louisiana had offered more possible danger to my survival – but somehow, I managed to survive that experience.

Somehow, I had survived many dangerous and potentially lethal situations. I had cheated death many times. I had grown comfortable in places others considered dangerous. The truth was; for the most part, I felt safer and more comfortable lying on the ledge in Philadelphia than any other place I had been in the previous 48 years of my life.

As I was headed north on a greyhound bus one week earlier; it had occurred to me that Philadelphia was the place of the conception and birth of the American Colonist’s quest for liberty and transformation . . .

Later, it had also occurred to me that my quest for liberty and transformation had become a journey into the heart of what America had become; AND, it appeared it would end in the city where America had begun.
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About the author: Cliff Hill was an awarded organizational change and leadership development specialist. In Cliff’s final engagement, he provided strategic advisory services to Leadership at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Cliff has over 15 years of successful experience providing services to government and private sector organizations.

From 1983-1986, Cliff was a major label songwriter and re-cording artist. In 2007, Cliff co-wrote songs with Grammy-nominated pop producer and author, Ford. Additionally, in 2007, Cliff co-wrote songs with John Allen, the 2007 BMI Pop Award recipient for the most played Pop Song. Cliff currently lives on the road in his on-going pursuit of knowledge and freedom.
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J. F. Cole National Registry of Historic Places Airbnb Lifestyle

Slide8In Carthage in Central North Carolina within the Sandhills . . . resides the J. F. Cole National Registry of Historic Places Airbnb Executive Suite / Guest Bedroom. It is a gem among a multitude of treasures that delight the senses and sensibilities. It is our nugget in the stream of life and as proprietors we are happy to share with visitors to our area.

Airbnb Guest Room at J. F. Cole National Historic Registry Home

Mr. Jamie R. Hatcher and Ms. Donna L. Quesinberry are the proprietors of the J. F. Cole National Registry of Historic Places Airbnb Executive Suite / Guest Bedroom – we are a son and mother. Mr. Hatcher is a thirty-seven (37) year old traumatic brain injury (TBI) survivor of over sixteen (16) years. Having sustained a work-related brain insult in 2003, Mr. Hatcher (Jamie) has been through the most well-received treatment programs in the nation and now is in community re-entry with supplemental equine and “other” therapies that make his life more enjoyable. He loves to talk with guests about the stars, conspiracy theories and politics but is also very good about letting folks enjoy their privacy when requested.

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Ms. Quesinberry is an author, consultant and publisher – as a solo-entrepreneur, Donna features two distinct business tracks:

  • dpInk Ltd. Liability Companyhttps://www.donnalquesinberry.com – featuring business development, capture administration and proposal solutions – this includes coaching, copywriting, document layout and design, editorial, graphics, process flows, program management, senior technical writing, and website design – etc.
  • DonnaInk Publications, L.L.C.https://www.donnaink.com – featuring thirty-six (36) authors as a small, woman-owned, traditional Indie publishing house – this includes cover design, editorial, formatting and layout, marketing platform, press kits, publishing, registrations, etc.

When guests arrive at J. F. Cole, even on our tight budget, Mr. Hatcher and Ms. Quesin-berry work to roll out the proverbial red carpet in hope Airbnb guests experience excellence in the Sandhills. Ms. Quesinberry is developing a book that identifies places to see and people to meet while visiting in the Sandhills as a phased project – initially, tried and true venues; secondly, unique finds; and third – unearthed treasures. There is a certain underground flavor in the Sandhills that J. F. Cole Airbnb guests deserve to have occasion to tap into.

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Apart from sights and seeing the interesting and/or unusual – the J. F. Cole Historic Home itself has an added layer of mystic. According to the owners original real estate showing realtor (not the listing agent purchased from), the J. F. Cole Historic Home is haunted! Now, Jamie and Donna haven’t officially seen a ghost or ghoul – they have seen a large orb manifest in the reading room and then move up the stairs and knock a picture off the wall but it was a fairly fast trek of light formation, which is nothing like what the realtor suggested of a malevolent ghost chasing another real estate agent from the upstairs bedroom that scared him and the buyers so much they wouldn’t return. While Jamie and Donna state, “Things do go bump in the night,” they share that only positive energies exist within the walls of the J. F. Cole Historic Home.

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In the future, new features are coming to J. F. Cole Historic Home, such as:

  • Author Readings and Book Signings
  • Book Release Launches
  • Craft Classes
  • Single’s Meet and Greets
  • Social Affairs
  • Etc.

And, more and more souvenirs and gifts for guests to consider from their stay in the quaint Town of Carthage in the Central North Carolina Sandhills!

To learn more contact: verylittlebookstore@gmail.com or jfcolehouse@mail.com.

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Our Town

CourthouseThere were / are two ongoing dilemmas (among all the others) in our Town of Carthage.

One involves the creation of a “new” courthouse when an “old – new” courthouse was built approximately thirty (30)  years ago. The “new” new courthouse redirected revenue from “other” potential projects in the Moore County Seat – the Town of Carthage. A post was made on Facebook in 2017 and forwarded to me today, when an update was posted recently, regarding the raise in taxation for the “new” new courthouse.

However, a little history here regarding the image above may address the topic of the “new” new courthouse. It appears the County Seat – the Town of Carthage – was built based on a court complex and the courthouse has undergone renovation every 30 to 40 years consecutively since the 1800’s. It is the formation of revenue that has stayed true to the locality and now knowing this – in searching for an image for this story on WordPress – it is easy to understand the County has a history of a new courthouse every thirty years or thereabouts. So the new courthouse may be as simple a concept as – well – it was the normal time to solicit new courthouse funds based on nearly 200 years of doing so every 30 to 40 years. It is a tradition. It is a standard-bearer and probably as subconscious as walking in the enactment of the action to build a “new” new courthouse by the County collective. It is what Moore County has done since the 1800’s, perhaps as far back as the 1700’s because the town stems from the Revolutionary War era.

All that history aside, the post I read, and my response, are listed below; additionally, listed below is a response to the recent Town Council Meeting where a League of Women Voters representative came to Carthage from “Pinehurst” (nearby progressive golf community where everyone complains all the revenue goes for our County) and what occurred at the Town Council Meeting (a cantankerous display of impropriety).

Well, Pinehurst may not reach out again for another decade but in the end – is that the hope? Of course, too, it must be said, a number of Town Council Members kept their heads and didn’t join in the rancor and the damage done was as much an issue for them as citizens embarrassed by the tirade.

Here’s my two cents . . . to another citizen’s take . . . which I’ve posted first . . .

Big news was made in Moore County today. No, not the ONLY news reported by “The Pilot.” The fact that property taxes are going up is not news. We all KNEW that.

No, the real news was that county manager Wayne Vest FINALLY admitted in an open forum that NO court order mandating the building of a new courthouse actually exists.

I already knew this (see posts below). I new it because I spent HOURS going over public records and scouring newspaper articles a while back.

Interesting. The BoC COULD have asked voters to approve this new courthouse in November (you know, like they did for the schools). But they didn’t.

Oh, and that property tax raise? Part of it is to pay for this courthouse.

So, let’s talk about this new courthouse for Moore County, shall we?

In today’s article in “The Pilot” (you know, the one where the county commissioners _REuZyv-denied flip flopping on school funding and inadvertently admitted to flat out lying instead) Commissioner Gregory said they had to move forward with building the new courthouse without voter approval because the courts had mandated it.

Well, as it turns out, that isn’t entirely true. No court order to build a new courthouse exists. Two grand juries have found security at the current courthouse to be lacking and a previous board “pledged” to a superior court judge that a courthouse would be built within 5 years. Now, as the past week or so has shown us, normally a pledge from these county commissioners doesn’t mean squat, but in this case, I suppose they feel the need to follow through. Seems like they are a lot more uncomfortable breaking promises to a superior court judge than they are breaking promises to their constituents. However, in truth, the worst thing that could happen if the pledge is broken is the judge could then possibly use a court order to force the county to build a new courthouse.

Now, I won’t go into the entire history of the courthouse debacle, as the current board isn’t responsible for the actions of previous boards (although I will note that commissioners Graham, Daeke, and Ritter were elected in 2014 and were members of the most recent previous board) but I will outline the most recent series of unfortunate events.

In July, the Commissioners voted to move forward with a courthouse design that did not include offices for probation officers. They did this against the advice of a consultant firm they had paid almost 50 grand of tax payer’s money to advise them and without consulting the advisory committee that had been tasked with well, again, advising them on courthouse design. This led to a public and childish spat between commissioner Graham and the head of the consulting firm and, even more embarrassing, a public rebuke from Judge Webb, the Superior Court judge that presides in Moore County.

Then, in September, the commissioners announced they were throwing out the baby with the bath water and going back to the drawing board. This of course means new consultants with more bills for us tax payers.

So…it seems, at least in my humble opinion that schools funding isn’t the only area where our commissioners have been willing to play fast and loose with the facts. But, unlike with school funding, with the new courthouse, they seem to be more than willing to spend (and waste) our money WITHOUT our approval.


My response:


MLKDoes anyone have the statistics on the creation date of the former courthouse, the land being used for the proposed courthouse, the purchase date of both, the assessment of earnings for both, the tax delineation and the projected earnings for both? To form any quality discussion we need those figures, dates, the square footage, the origination documentation regarding the timeline, the official mandate for funding, the official cessation for funding for “other” projects in lieu of the courthouse and the projected income.

I do know, in listening to the new Sheriff, that there is a projection of earnings for 1318856539-1a078e61d484af08617fb26862b3f56fmoving female and juvenile inmates to the old jailhouse by nearly 200 cells at nearly $200.00 per day. With the existing cell base (I don’t have that figure) and the new redeployed cells – it amasses to a couple million in annual revenue.

Personally, I believe in the system of law and in law enforcement. I see a lot of prosecution that is fluff here and then a lot of criminal activity that is walked. And, a lot of hokey pokey regarding who’s who and adjudication that is improper. Rules and regulations shouldn’t be malleable toward what family’s member is in court – it should reflect the law – but politics seize the day; however, the fear of revenue fixation on cell count is this – it is the same in hospitals or rehabilitation facilities to bed count – when cells are empty adjudication will be harsher to fill the cells and acquire the revenue – when cells are full adjudication will be lighter to keep from needing cells that do not exist. 

Additionally, movement from cells in jail to penitentiaries and/or prisons will also be reliant on jail cell mining – if they are full – more movement to prisons – if they are light prisons-usawe’ll keep more serious offenders in jail with less security until there is an ability to fill cells because it is a basis for revenue. The jailhouse system should not be a basis for community revenue – it has too much reasonable fallout toward adjudication and verdicts because of the “need” of the locality to earn that revenue. So we become a County with County seat earning capacity based on crime and we don’t want crime in order to grow the community in a quality manner. It would seem wiser to move the prison to a more remote location with holding bays for court prosecution only in the locality. 

We need to determine unique revenue streams of a nature of abundance based on a growth exponential derived from the arts, sciences, benevolence, historic significance, etc. not on adjudication, prosecution and crime. However, I do applaud a proactive legal system that is ethically driven, fair, secure and ensures citizen safety first and foremost. I happen to love our police department and proactive sheriff deputies who have quality training and ethics coupled with honesty and a conceptual awareness for constitutional rights in action.

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There are grants for body cams from the FBI and other gear and training our law enforcement could garner that are in the hundreds of thousands. There are grants for arts, sciences and programs relative to same fixated on localities such as Carthage. There are big grants for head start programs that Carthagians could acquire and apply for – there is federal funding our community can acquire for brownstones (town buildings) for renovation and reformation – I’m happy to assist with grant applications I’ve been performing same for over thirty (30) years with an 85% or higher return on investment among mixed-diverse clientele not sure wins. Also, we have military bases nearby that require SOF skills training sets and also varied types of training locations – that many town sites could proffer to the community.

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While embracing the current system of the County that is largely punitive in nature – we should envision new revenue streams utilizing our existing infrastructure to keep the essence of our history but renovate these structures using grant and federal funds in an efficient manner. There is no need to fear federal and grant funding – it uplifts rather than redirect. My two cents for what it is worth.

My PS regarding conjecture, retorts and decency when commenting regarding politics locally:

PS – in our discourse on topics such as this – we should pivot our conversational fodder to that of uplifting one another in prayerful consideration so that opposing views can be aired with stalwart rhetoric that our Heavenly Father would deem appropriate among us as his children – or for agnostics . . . we should speak to one another in the act of a conscious stream of intellectual capitulation wherein we lift our discourse to reflect the stream of consciousness we desire for the future of Carthage . . .


Second story:


ERA Talk Sparks Bitter Exchange Over Race, Equality in Carthage

https://www.thepilot.com/news/era-talk-sparks-bitter-exchange-over-race-equality-in-carthage/article_261013bc-20bc-11e9-90bf-8fb7334544bb.html

Town Council

Note: some of the Commissioner’s responded well to the League of Women Voters; however, the entirety of the discourse was handled inappropriately where the Vice-Mayor was not permitted to “lead” the commission and not heeded; instead rancor was exuded that was 100% inappropriate. Citizens need to feel the Town Council is a resource – not a joke. For our “good” commissioners this exchange harmed their plight to make changes that are positive.

The brow-bashing that took place at the Town Commission meeting where a member of the League of Women Voters from Pinehurst (of all places) was insulted was insidious. Why, why, why would Town Leadership representing citizens (not themselves) place our town’s reputation in such a poor light of such disdainful disharmony?

We, as Carthagians, look like the laughing stock.

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The political figureheads in our County and Town need to begin realizing they are not elected for personal opines – they are elected to represent the citizens and that means “all” citizens.

We need the League of Women Voters to want to come to Carthage – women live here too.

We need to be gracious in hearing other people’s opinions – no matter what we think personally. And, such rancor by long-standing commissioners makes it difficult for all commissioners to feel any level of comfort in voicing their thoughts on a matter that they know their constituents may represent, but long-standing commissioners almost get fist-a-cuffs going.

An elected official has to be enabled to remove personal conjecture from a discussion about citizenry and look at what citizens desire and sometimes that might mean that they have to put aside their emotions for the community’s voters who “may” have elected them but “may also” have a view or two that they do not correlate to the elected official. And, rancor does not allow those officials, who remove personal conjecture from a discussion to join in the discourse.

It is then, an Official’s duty to hear their citizenry and allow their key decision-making to be rendered in upholding the reason for their election – the trust they’ll do what we elect them to do. We are better than this tomfoolery and nonsensical high school antics.

str&buildcomprayerLet’s all pray, and ask for Heavenly, intervention to uplift our community to be more than water cooler tales and sordid outcomes of what are citizen meetings that should elevate our Town for the people who live here. When will the next League of Women Voters representative grace our Town Meetings?

And, to the League of Women Voters, I have no idea if you received a formal apology, but I’m extending a formal apology for our Town. Many of us were appalled, and so disappointed, in how you were treated. I know that Mrs. Farr, who passed recently, was a good member for many years and I am friends with her son and family – I’m very sorry the Town Council wasn’t as gracious and abundantly loving as I know she was.

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We are collectively very sorry you endured an altercation in visiting our Town’s meeting with information for us to be edified in under-standing impending potential legislation that we “need” to be informed regarding, and that you were not telling us what to believe, as was depicted.

Let’s pray for Carthage and see an image of beautification and growth and propriety and healthy outcomes based on quality living and innovative resources while revitalizing our community for revenue bursts that build citizenry through things other than social services, healthcare and litigation.

And, I sent a Letter to the Editor of a local news publication – let’s see if it gets printed.

What about your community? Small, insular, localities seem to have the most difficult time in creating a unified voice that all voters can benefit from . . .

If your town is getting it right . . . let’s hear what is happening.

If they are getting it wrong . . . let’s hear that too.

Perhaps we can arrive at solutions to share with our local leaders.

About the author: Ms. Donna L. Quesinberry is a resident of Carthage North Carolina, and lives in the Historic District in the J. F. Cole House, created in 1889. Originally from the metropolitan Washington DC area, she has resided in Hawaii, California, Florida, Virginia, and Maryland. Donna has published in excess of twenty thousand journalistic quality publications and was a syndicated columnist for many years, including business documentation and solicitations as well as books and poetry. She is a mother of five successful adult children and Grandmere’ to eleven (11) les enfants petits. Currently, she is working on a new book while publishing authors’ works, performing grant and proposal efforts and continuing as a publication guru.

Visit: http://www.donnaink.com or http://www.donnalquesinberry.com to learn about Ms. Quesinberry’s business pursuits.

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Pivotal moments in the lives of women

Pivotal moments in the lives of women

PR Log Press Release, by Ms. Donna L. Quesinberry

Ms. Donna L. Quesinberry, CEO – President of DonnaInk Publications, L.L.C., a fledgling Indie publishing initiative, shared the written word relative to child abuse and neglect, domestic violence and sexual assault, which is pivotal “in the now.”

Stolen Lullabies and Secret Impasses, by Donna L. Quesinberry

CARTHAGE, N.C.Sept. 25, 2018PRLog — Talking about child abuse and neglect, Stolen Lullabies and Secret Impassesdomestic violence and sexual assault is never an easy accomplishment, especially when you’ve been exposed to one or the other of these hurtful topics. Statistics tell us, every one of us has experienced, or have a close association with someone who has experienced all three, one or classically two of these travesties that the majority of us like to believe we’ve grown “past.” Presently, these are pivotal moments in the lives of women “and the men they know.”

In today’s employment, entertainment, political and religious industries or practices, we are hearing story after story that reach down into the inner core of our beings. People who have suffered injustices, abuse, neglect, mayhem, torture, blackmail in the guise of sexual perpetuity are being thrown into the media daily. Initially, people were appalled, then revolted and crying for retribution and “now” folks are beginning to suggest it is too much.

Why all this “coming out” against abuse, assault, neglect and violence anyhow?

Why didn’t all these people speak up when the acts occurred?

Haven’t we had enough of these latent revelations of injustice?

If it hurt so much, they would have said something way back when?

These must be lies . . . These stories are embellished . . . This cannot be true . . .  After all, we’ve known that priest our entire life. The newscaster has been exemplary in every other way. No one said anything about this when he was on syndicated reality television. The family should have stopped him before he blew up the house. She could have left the backyard at any time. It is only when s/he is being elected these folks come out of the woodwork . . .
Why should I care?
It was just a century ago when marriage between cousins was still an acceptable act in some states and countries – it may still be legal in a few nations. It was just a century ago that slavery was accepted. It was less than a century ago that desegregation occurred. It was only within the past century women earned the right to vote. In the previous century children were permitted to work, indentured service was permitted (and is somewhat permitted today through immigration), women did not work outside the home, the glass ceiling was like steel, men held private clubs and associations, and television aired programs depicting women stayed at home, men held jobs, alternative lifestyles didn’t exist, we forgave indiscretions because a) we never heard of them or b) they were overlooked.

In the book, “Stolen Lullabies and Secret Impasses,” the author, Ms. Donna L. Quesinberry, uses poetry to exculpate sexual assault from her memory banks onto the published page. And, her work is timely because through her poetry, which her mentor stated reminded him of Hermann Hesse . . . with backstories and prior reviews . . . she inadvertently answers the questions ringing in the media “today.” The reasons for waiting are many and real and visceral and have a pulse that makes sense when readers and pundits care to understand.

If you are interested in learning the “why’s” of latent disclosure regarding abuse, assault, neglect and violence – take a moment to leaf through this title that is easily digested in an afternoon. Afterward, revisit the burgeoning revelations regarding these vile topics and our universal history of sweeping them under the rug, before discarding them in the current hour.

Stolen Lies and Secret Impasses, by Ms. Donna L. Quesinberry is available at http://www.donnaink.com for biggest discount and it is also available on major online retailers (i.e.: AMAZON, Barnes & Noble, Kindle, etc.).

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Quid Pro Quo

Latin, the root of many languages I recollect being a required course in high school in my youth. Of course, I elected to study French, Spanish and a semester or two of Latin. My sister mastered Latin. At the time, I didn’t have the appreciation for foreign languages but felt they sounded pretty chipper.

However, in legalities Latin terms are tumultuous. Very depth-ridden. Scary. Kind of featuring a foreboding and thought there is MORE to come. . .

Recently, I was in court – pro se – in a 50C filing due to Cyberstalking, Stalking, and other crapoleigh and I won’t go into the gruesome details . . . the Defendant, of course, hired the local attorney with a million dollar win under his belt. He’s a slick, silver fox, type of bloke who reminds me of a ponzi scheme character.

My interlude at pro se was like Passion of the Christ and between the Defendant’s attorney and the judge I was lashed repeatedly for three hours while assistants and Defendant laughed as well as a young resident girlfriend in the courtroom.

It occurred to me – jurisprudence is lost and Latin, she’d just shudder if she knew what this system has done to her.

More to come . . .

 

Refreshing for fall

Fall is upon us!Fall is coming upon us pretty quick – there is some reprieve in the air – not so many high heat index days and this is welcoming. Of all seasons, I do believe fall is my favorite and spring, of course, is second. Fall seems to ring in the seasons of sharing and caring with less concerns – the fiscal calendar ends – work is more routine and the days are softer.

Spring is joyous because of the newness of everything and it does naturally implore you toward accomplishments, which often conveys to work.

fall2But Fall has her efforts – winterizing the homestead – prepping for holiday activities – finalizing life prior to a New Year and the promises of a better future in the tomorrow(s) of change.

The little town of Carthage is undergoing spurts of change in preparations for winter and spring. A Bo Jangles was instituted and while not necessarily a sign of progress – it has instilled a need for the Hardees to tear down those walls and reface.

It is curious in an area of growth, why more sustainable planning isn’t enacted on the front end of development. It appears such a small community doesn’t see any infrastructure revitalization requirements because the infrastructure is nominal at best. Good people live in Carthage and they do deserve quality planning as the area grows because it is growing and it is going to do so on the terms of every proponent of change – whether good or bad, which doesn’t mean right or wrong.

0_OvalLogoThe juxtaposition of farms to future requires a delicate balance and while Bo Jangles isn’t a dangling modifier – it is an express statement of the “potential” of change making its demands rather than citizenry demanding change in a proactive manner to meet their needs. Certainly, the citizens of Carthage on limited budgets may be better served by enhanced mom and pop shops or eateries with more eye on quality than quantity and the potential for the psychology of dining over fast food consumption.

Until next time . . . “Q” signing out . . .