Hurricane Florence

It's weird to sit around and wait for a hurricane to arrive. I think (hope?) that we are not going to see too much in Durham. But I can't stop watching the WRAL-TV news showing my neighbors to the east. New Bern, an old city in eastern North Carolina on the Neuse River I am …

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Being real

image:  https://www.pinterest.com/explore/the-velveteen-rabbit/?lp=true As Son #1 and Son #2 will tell you, I am a sap when it comes to children's books. I loved reading to those two little critters.  The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams was my favorite. At the beginning of this school year, one of my colleagues quoted the Rabbit, using the short …

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