Charlotte is an odd place. A nice place, but an odd place. It is, primarily, a place that has grown and is growing so fast, that it doesn’t have a sense of itself. Boston, New York — these are cities that know who they are. Charlotte, not so much. It can’t quite reconcile it’s bigness with it’s smallness. And right now, it’s the second-fastest growing city in the U.S. So there’s a mixture of North and South, rural and urban, old and new is not fully blended, like the batter that makes good biscuits, or muffins.
The Seanachai this week is a story of something that actually happened to me. In addition, I think it’s a true story. And it’s the kind of story that feels like it could only happen here.