Day Two: Way on Down Memory Lane

Back in the Day (30 Years Ago: Durham, NC) Today I paid a visit to Brightleaf Square, old tobacco warehouses built in 1904 by the Liggett & Myers Tobacco Company and converted into upscale retail shops. It’s very nice. The concept existed back when I lived in Durham, but the shops, cafés and the like were not nearly as nice.… Continue reading

Day One: Way on Down Memory Lane

Back in the Day (30 Years Ago: Durham, NC) I began my career as a public school educator in the fall of 1981 in Durham County, North Carolina. I left in the summer of 1985 to go to the University of Illinois to do the residence work for my doctoral degree. I hadn’t been back to Durham since 1985, until… Continue reading

I Really Did … I Mean Really!

Years ago, in the early 80’s, I lived in Durham, NC. I loved it. One early summer evening I was returning home from Duke University on a road much like an interstate. A short and intense little thunderstorm left as quickly as it arrived. Durham had many rainbows for some reason, and a particularly vivid, large rainbow was visible in… Continue reading