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Keepin' It Real with Cam Marston

Aug 25, 2023

The heat's cooked our brains. 


The heat’s taken its toll. It’s been unrelenting. Brutal. The greenery looks weary. The grass dries and turns brown within hours of any moisture. My car thermometer regularly reads around 110 and I saw online that it feels much hotter. We need a break. We need relief. My dog...

Aug 18, 2023

Last week I danced in front of a train to try to get it to move.


Trains have always held great symbolic meaning. They represent the future, a new destination, an opportunity. In movies, the characters board trains in the hopes of greater things down the tracks. Lovers tearfully depart at train stations. Though...

Aug 11, 2023

This week I take an imaginary walk through Jackson Square in New Orleans and ask a caricature artist to draw me something...different. 


There are sections of our society that have become parodies of themselves. Once proud, they’re now laughable forms of their former self.

Imagine this: You’re walking through...

Aug 4, 2023

After thirty years of the same family tradition - I give some thought to the future.


For the thirtieth year in a row my SUV left my garage headed for the North Carolina Coast the second to last Saturday in July. If we weren’t in it, it would go by itself. It’s what we do. It’s what the car does. And it was...