regarding me…

Bears get a bad rap due to anti-bear propaganda.

“A mysterious yet alluring American journalist.”-Professor Elemental, Britain’s premiere Chap Hop artist, and international recording star.

They told me there’d be cake…

I’m debbie matthews. I live in Durham, NC, and write food columns for both The Henderson Daily Dispatch, in Henderson NC, and The Sanford Herald. I also write a different weekly food column for the Chatham County News & Record.
Every Tuesday The Daily Dispatch also runs another column of mine. This piece appears on the front page and is an essay, hopefully humorous, with no set topic. The Sanford paper runs it as well, but on Sunday.
Lately, I’ve also begun writing for IndyWeek, an independent newspaper in the Triangle. They’ll appear every now & then on no set schedule, so head over to the Indy, and check out my stuff.
I’ve been married to Petey since the invention of movable type. We have one child, The Kid, a graduate of the New England Culinary Institute, and my comedy and kitchen co-conspirator.
My posts are pretty much anything shiny that pops into my head…or makes me weep for humanity…or makes me laugh so hard iced tea comes out of my nose…or makes me wanna smack somebody.
I usually add the new content on Tuesdays.

*If you’d like to comment, critique, or start a conversation send me an email at

Thanks for your time.

Home sweet home, the best small city in America.  Where all are welcome and Black Lives Matter.

7 thoughts on “regarding me…

  1. Debbie,enjoyed the last 2 articles. I have no hidden talents but I do count things without thinking …like going up or down steps or when I walking etc but I lose count. Maybe it’s being 83! Miss you, still taking the am Herald but Wed is no longer interesting tho did tear out 1 recipe yesterday. Hope you 3 are doing well. Blessings, Ernie


  2. Debbie,
    I miss you in the N & O. I hope all is well. You and your husband and Donald and I have to have brunch again. Maybe I can make you his gift this time. I promise no yok.
    Warmest regards,


  3. Debbie, I read your story about yours and Petey’s ride, and it warmed my heart!
    I couldn’t gauge if there was something wrong with Petey, or something I didn’t know being that I am a first time reader. But I thank you for sharing such a tender moment!
    GOD BLESS you and Petey!
    Jerry Hornbuckle
    Durham, NC


    • Hi Jerry!
      Thanks for reading. Petey’s okay, except for any trauma he’s sustained being married to me for four decades.
      Like everybody else, it’s been tough, so it’s very nice to have a pleasant afternoon with no disasters or catastrophes.
      Thanks for the kind words, take care and stay safe,


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