Broadwell: Homeless in Haymount, and more

That truth has hit home for me in my scattered observations of these Haymount backpackers. The ones I've seen appear middle-aged. They're mostly white and mostly men, but I've seen at least one woman toting her garbage-bag belongings while the rest of us make our way through another day.
From the notebook
Summer clearance:
I looked out a big plate-glass window Friday and saw two hummingbirds dueling it out midair. They looked like two little stealth fighters going at it.

On N.C. 211 in Moore County, the brick-and-white-rail "Welcome To Taylortown" signs have appeared doomed this summer, squarely in the path of a highway-widening project that will stretch from Pinehurst to West End. I wouldn't want to guess how many big pine trees have also bit the dust for the four-lane project along this busy stretch of highway, but the path around Taylortown now looks clear for paving.

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