A Better Place to Watch a Game

Only an idiot would really miss the old Durham Athletic Park – or, if not an idiot, then only someone who hadn’t actually spent much time there and didn’t know that at the old stadium there wasn’t enough electricity available to cook ...

It’s a Complicated Life

It’s A Wonderful Life was on my mind again recently, this time while watching Vittorio De Sica’s 1948 film, The Bicycle Thief. The leading men in the two films look alike, you see – or at least seem to in their matching hats and bad l...

Sheep in the Parlor

These are good days for those residing in old homes with wide front porches and easy access to quaint Main Street shopping. After all, trends in urban design seem to have recently and definitively declared mixed-use, square-block living the...