Fun in the Rough Jewel of the Triangle

Durham has evolved from being a gritty mill and tobacco town to being a gritty performance and sports town. If you doubt that here’s two words for you DPAC and DBAP. And then there’s Duke athletics, where the women’s basketball team is a tough ticket and the men’s impossible. In 26 years here I’ve never sat in snow for a Duke Football game and seldom even have to wear a coat. And just watch NCCU as they move into the big leagues. Did I mention that we’re the foodie capital of the Triangle…shoot…we’re the foodie capital of the state and maybe the whole Southeast. If you run out of options here you’re having way too much fun.

Design Sponge City Guide to Durham

December 3, 2009
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Via Downtown Durham Inc and its newsletter we find an interesting “city guide” to Durham. The guide was created on Design Sponge which describes itself as a “daily site for home and product design” and visually it is very attractive. The Durham guide is one of many city guides on the site and if you […]

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November 18, 2009

This is totally “off topic” for a real estate site and has nothing to do with Durham.  I’m not really a techie and I spent way more time today than I had budgeted trying to figure out why some parts of a “plugin” for this blog that would add additional information, just won’t work. It’s […]

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Bribing the Kids

November 3, 2009
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(Occasionally I ask my friend Alberta to deal with the non-technical real estate questions where she brings some wisdom and experience that I don’t have.) Alberta,  My husband has gotten a great job in a city about 150 miles from here. It’s a fantastic opportunity for him and I’m a nurse and shouldn’t have any […]

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Durham – A Great Place to Live

October 20, 2009
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It took a while but I finally figured out how to place photos in the “media box” at the top of the column on the right of this page. Of the five pictures in the rotation only one, the aerial shot of Duke Chapel, was of something that was here in 1984 when I moved […]

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Introducing Alberta

October 1, 2009
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Occasionally I come across a question that I just don’t know how to answer without writing an e-book. My friend Alberta thinks it’s because I’m a typical insensitive male whose empathetic tendencies were dulled long ago…but she likes me anyway! She’s agreed to tackle some of these questions for me when they come up. To […]

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Durham is…

August 19, 2009
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As the chair of the PR committee for the Downtown Durham Rotary Club I often end up writing the report on the program for the weekly bulletin. Last Monday, Tom Bonfield, Durham’s new city manager and a member of the club presented the program. I’m re-publishing my write-up here because Mr. Bonfield made such a […]

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