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Beats N Bars: Durham, here you grow again!

Beats N Bars: Durham, here you grow again!

If you live in Durham, you can’t deny the beauty of the city. The Bull has been growing non-stop in its heights to become a major hub of everything tech, medicine, food and music. The changes in Durham will almost seem unrecognizable to someone who has grown up here....
Good Ol’ Uni Club

Good Ol’ Uni Club

By Patrick Kearney Carolina Country Club, Raleigh Country Club, North Ridge Country Club, Brier Creek Country Club…I could go on for hours. The Raleigh area is home to some of the nicest country clubs in the state, with many more fancy establishments residing in...
Ireland Afterthought

Ireland Afterthought

I’ve traveled a lot. I’ve seen wonderful sights and experienced enlightening adventures. I’ve met engaging folks. Yet, there is always a caveat:  In Greece (know- it- alls); Spain (pesky gypsies); Italy (snooty hotel clerks); England (cynics); Germany (materialists);...
The Move & Flow of Cuba or Lack Thereof

The Move & Flow of Cuba or Lack Thereof

As I stroll the streets of Havana I think of that song MacArthur Park about the cake left out in the rain. This is how the city looks—like an extravagant wedding cake left out in the rain. Everything is sliding. If God sneezes, the city will fall over.  Take the...
Packing like Indiana Jones’ Wife

Packing like Indiana Jones’ Wife

“If you’re going to be seen, you need to pack a suitcase. If you’re going to see, take a roller bag,” advises Flight Attendant Virginia Ives. Virginia’s been packing for years. Whenever her husband introduces her, he says: “This is my wife; she has a lot of miles on...
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