Category: One On One

The D.G. Martin Opinion Column

One on One: Four challenging books make for good summer reading

by D.G. Martin Chapel Hill, NC – Four new North Carolina books challenge our values and make for good summer reading. Rocky Mount writer Etaf Rum, author of “A Woman Is No Man,” grew up in a Palestinian immigrant family…

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…