Durham, Don’t Break My Heart

February 14, 2011
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An Editorial to Remember Apparently I’m not the only one that has noticed that proofreading of the hometown Herald-Sun has slipped recently but they made up for it in my book this morning with a lead editorial on Valentine’s Day entitled “A Valentine in 495 Words” that was almost lyrical in it’s description of loving […]

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Homer moves to Appliances in Home Depot

February 12, 2011
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Recently a client asked me to help her pick out a new kitchen faucet. I was in the neighborhood so I visited my local Home Depot to see if I could get some help from my friend Homer. If you follow the blog you know that like a lot of other real estate agents Homer […]

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KidZNotes- Another Way Durham Will Distinguish Itself

December 12, 2010
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Another Fabulous Program from the Downtown Durham Rotary Club Note: This is republished from a write-up I did of a program presented to the Downtown Durham Rotary Club. The club is the largest Rotary club in our district and one of the ways we’ve been able to recruit and hold members is several years of […]

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Patterson Glen Townhouses

December 1, 2010
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Craftsman style townhomes At least a half dozen times a week for the last several years a regular commute takes me from Chapel Hill Road north on Southwest Durham Blvd to the Patterson Place commercial development near 15-501. Some nice apartment buildings and an orthopedic practice have gone up along this route to the shopping […]

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New Mangum 506 Video

October 21, 2010

Mangum 506 Condominiums in Durham Durham videographer Wil Weldon of Growler Productions and Jesse Turner a Landscape Architect and Photographer combined their talents to produce this video for our favorite condos in Downtown Durham. Share the video with anyone who still hasn’t figured out what a really great place Downtown Durham is to live these […]

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Downtown Durham Revival

September 24, 2010

A Walk through Downtown Durham In the late 80’s I was working for a public relations outfit with offices in Brightleaf Square. At this time downtown revitalization was mostly talk and the general perception was that downtown was a dangerous and scary place.  One evening I found myself at a public hearing at city hall […]

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Riding the Bull in Downtown Durham

September 2, 2010
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Prime Downtown Durham My friend and client Jesse Turner, a landscape architect and talented photographer, took the picture above that he calls Rodeo Sarah.  The Bull, of course, is the iconic bronze on the plaza in Downtown Durham that lets you know unequivocally that you are in the Bull City. Jesse also took the photograph […]

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Mangum506 Condos in Durham

August 5, 2010
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I taught high school English for several years after college and always emphasized writing.  The best and worst from student writing assignments I would dissect and discuss in class.  Once I got a poem I was particularly impressed with. I remember who the author was, Vic Dorr, who is now a sports reporter for the […]

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Alberta’s Favorite thing about Durham

July 31, 2010
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Making a Home is not Just about Buying a House. I recently asked Alberta what was her favorite thing about Durham. As often happens her answer surprised me. I mentioned that I hadn’t really written a post about the Bulls.  She volunteered to write one herself.  Here it is. Why I love the Bulls…another reason […]

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Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

June 17, 2010
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New Director Describes Durham’s Annual Hosting of the Premier Documentary Film Festival in the World I’m privileged to be a member of Durham’s Downtown Rotary Club which attracts outstanding speakers for its weekly Monday lunch meetings at the Marriott . I frequently do the write-up of the program for the club bulletin and the club […]

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