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Crazy Rich Asians – Read the Trilogy!

November 13, 2018 7:05 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

I just finished reading the Crazy Rich Asians trilogy by Kevin Kwan which consists of Crazy Rich Asians, China Rich Girlfriend and Rich People Problems.  As one of Kwan’s characters might describe it: Tons. Of. Fun. The trilogy is a smart, super sophisticated three-issue version of Us Weekly. First, you get pages... read more

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Trendy Charlotte, NC – A Hipster’s Tour

October 23, 2018 8:16 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Trendy Charlotte, NC. I continue my quest to chronicle mid-sized American cities undergoing a Renaissance or, rather, a full-blown explosion. The title image is of downtown Charlotte, with the pointy-top Duke Energy building in the middle-ground center left and the spiky-top Bank of the America building in the background off-center... read more


The Lawyer and the Romance Novelist

October 16, 2018 6:09 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

How does this one go? Let’s see …. High-powered divorce lawyer who doesn’t believe in love meets master carpenter who moonlights as a romance writer, sparks fly …. No, this post isn’t about meet-cute scenarios. It’s about a romance novelist who is also a lawyer. In real life. Seven of... read more

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Bull City, NC – A Holy Moly Moment

October 12, 2018 6:54 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Bull City = Durham, North Carolina. If you’re curious, read how Durham got its nickname. Me, I’m more interested in what’s happening here now. Look at the title image again. I can hardly imagine a more ordinary building.  Let’s call it ‘unpreposessing.’ The address is 1107 West Main Street, and it... read more