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Foodie Town Durham, NC – a travel blog

October 21, 2016 9:00 am Published by 1 Comment

Title Image: Food Truck Rodeo, Farmer’s Market, Central Park, Durham NC. Even food truck food in foodie town Durham, NC is delicious. Fifteen years ago Durham did not have a restaurant culture, and the downtown was dead. There was only the now-closed Magnolia Grill, which had opened in 1986 on... read more

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Self-Help Books: We Americans Love ‘Em

July 13, 2015 8:57 am Published by Leave your thoughts

I just finished Lawrence Wright’s Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief (2013). It got me thinking about a peculiarly American phenomenon: self-help books. Ralph Waldo Emerson gets the ball rolling with these famous words from essay “Self-Reliance” in 1841: “Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string.... read more