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

Why I Hate Security

We all accept risk every day. We try to make informed decisions about the level of risk to which we are exposed. We drive our cars. We know tens of thousands of people die in the US every year in car accidents. Yet, we drive our cars. We drive them at ridiculous speeds. We choose to go well above the… Continue reading

Moderating My Writing

I try to moderate what I write on my blog so as not to be rude or offensive, but… I find Rush Limbaugh, the defacto head of the Republican party, who I normally ignore, to be an asshole! And, within the context of my first sentence, that previous sentence is actually written with tremendous restraint on my part. His comments… Continue reading