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Durham NC

Durham NC: The Old and The New

April 24, 2018 6:15 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Title image: Durham NC: Partial sykline from the south. Any image of downtown Durham has to include railroad tracks. The glass-and-steel building on the left is One City Center. In the center of the title image you’ll see Durham’s current slogan painted on the red brick building in the middle:... read more


Heraldry: London College of Arms

April 3, 2018 3:03 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Calling all romance novelists who write Medievals! You can brush up on your knowledge of heraldry by checking out the London College of Arms, aka College of Heralds, pictured above and located at 130 Queen Victoria Street. Heraldry: Origins A herald, or herald of arms, was originally a king’s or... read more

Korean languages

Korean Language: A Duke Symposium

March 30, 2018 2:25 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

On Monday March 26 Hae-Young Kim, the Chair of Asian and Middle Eastern Languages at Duke University, organized a symposium on the Korean language. It was entitled “Politics of language and identity: Korean speakers in the peripheries of the national and transnational.” In the title photo you see, from the... read more


Fridging versus The Grieving Widower

March 23, 2018 2:08 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Fridging versus The Grieving Widower merits the subtitle: The Troublesome Pattern of Killing Off Female Characters. We writers know that the only thing as fun as creating a character is killing one off. Here I’d like to come to awareness of what we’re doing when we’re killing off a character,... read more