Category: One On One

The D.G. Martin Opinion Column

One on One: The American flag and Nike’s shoe

by D.G. Martin Chapel Hill, NC – Colin Kaepernick and Nike are right about one thing. The original American flag, the one we think Betsy Ross fashioned for George Washington during the Revolutionary War, does not belong on the backside…

One on One: Why we let the Russians off the hook

by D.G. Martin Chapel Hill, NC – Would you like to know why U.S. sanctions against companies owned by Russian billionaire and businessman Oleg Deripaska are being lifted? You are the reason. Me too. And so is everybody else who…

One On One: A scraggly Christmas tree

by D.G. Martin Chapel Hill, NC – I remember one Christmas more than all the others. Thinking of it now almost 60 years later, surrounded by new generations of healthy family members, I wonder if it might not also have…

One on One: Give them a book

by D.G. Martin Chapel Hill, NC – What is a good book I can give a friend? Every year I get this question from folks who know that I try to keep up with NorthCarolina-related books. First of all, I…

One on One: A rare and precious apple

by D.G. Martin Chapel Hill, NC – When H. G. Jones died on October 14, our state lost a key connection to its history as well as a prime and positive, but all too rare, example of dedicated and unselfish…