Bolly Monday at Fullsteam

Bolly Monday at Fullsteam

​ Thank you all, for your warm words of concern and caring, regarding my knee, greatly appreciated. I am happy to report all is well again! See you all tomorrow! Cooking Classes Thank you all, for your interest in the Indian Cooking Classes Please let me know the...
Lucinda

Lucinda

You don’t have to be drunk to listen to Lucinda Williams but it doesn’t hurt. Long road trips, maybe on the back deck with your new love. LISTENING, for the first time; spring, fall, summertime. Too cool to be forgotten.    My funeral song or the dirge to...
Bolly Monday and Cooking Classes

Bolly Monday and Cooking Classes

​ Cooking Classes: Thank you all for your interest in the Indian Cooking Classes Please let me know the series you are interested in, so we can get a class together. There are 4 to choose from. I need 6 or more people for a class. Get your group together soon!...
Madman Across the Water

Madman Across the Water

A close friend burned a copy of Elton John’s Tumbleweed album  for me last night and I could not stop listening to track 12 (Madman Across the Water) on the drive home and for the next 24 hours. Elton John, during this period, was creatively unstoppable and...
My Left Footed Buddhist Journey

My Left Footed Buddhist Journey

My Left Footed Buddhist Journey Before I began my Buddhist practice, it was as if my left foot was stretched out behind me, rooted in the past while my right foot was outstretched in front of me, standing in the future, thereby preventing any recognition, let alone...
Warby Parker: Buy a Pair, Give a Pair

Warby Parker: Buy a Pair, Give a Pair

I started buying glasses from Warby Parker online, early 2015.I love this business model. Choose 5 pair of glasses online, Warby Parker ships them to you, postage paid. YOU HAVE 5 days to try them on, model them to friends and family (instant marketing plan). Once you...

Bolly Monday August 21, 2017 5-8:30pm Fullsteam

​ ​ Bolly Monday (Suman’s Catering, Indian Cuisine), August 21, 5-8:00 at Fullsteam Brewery, 726 Rigsbee Avenue Durham, NC 27701 (919) 682-2337 Visit Suman’s Indian Cuisine “Give your eyes – and your kitchen – a rest! Step out of the darkness, leave your...
Thich Nhat Hanh, Walk with Me

Thich Nhat Hanh, Walk with Me

Watch the trailer for the Cumberbatch-narrated Thich Nhat Hanh documentary, “Walk With Me,” premiering on August 18, 2017. BY LILLY GREENBLATT| AUGUST 4, 2017 Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email...
House Cleaning Services

House Cleaning Services

  Blanca Velazquez Home cleaning Services Contact Blanca Velazquez Phone: 919-265-8976. 23 years of direct experience cleaning big and small homes throughout The Triangle. Excellant reputation for cleaning your home like it was her own.  References available....
Straw Valley Integrative Health an Oasis  on 15-501

Straw Valley Integrative Health an Oasis on 15-501

An impromptu visit to Best Buy in Durham to browse the Apple product section netted much more than the latest new iPad technical information. I met the principal collective  owners of Restoring Balance  and Little Barn store in the Straw Valley complex on 15-501 above...
Peter Gabriel’s Biko

Peter Gabriel’s Biko

Bantu Stephen Biko (18 December 1946 – 12 September 1977) was a South African anti-apartheid activist. Ideologically an African nationalist and African socialist, he was at the forefront of a grassroots anti-apartheid campaign known as the Black Consciousness Movement...
Bolly Monday 08-14-17 Fullsteam Brewery 5-8pm

Bolly Monday 08-14-17 Fullsteam Brewery 5-8pm

​ Sindhi Chicken Bolly Monday (Suman’s Catering, Indian Cuisine) August 14, 2017, 5-8:00 at Fullsteam Brewery, 726 Rigsbee Avenue Durham, NC 27701 (919) 682-2337 Visit Suman’s Indian Cuisine website Indian Cooking Classes Information Hello Everyone! Time to...
The success story of Durham’s Merge record label

The success story of Durham’s Merge record label

On World Cafe’s Sense Of Place trip to North Carolina, we discussed the DIY beginnings and subsequent growth of Durham, N.C.’s Merge Records with co-founders Laura Ballance and Mac McCaughan. Founded in 1989 as a way to release their band...
NC Launches No Cost Solar for Middle Class Homeonwers

NC Launches No Cost Solar for Middle Class Homeonwers

Caveat: I called the company to inquire about the process and there is, of course, a monthly cost to the homeowner, usually comparable or less than you will no longer pay to the power provider. Once you cover the owner pay costs the solar panels are yours. There is an...
Suman’s Indian Cooking Classes continue by Popular Demand

Suman’s Indian Cooking Classes continue by Popular Demand

Hello Everyone, I’ve been gratified (and, to be honest, flattered) by the enthusiastic response to my previous post concerning the scheduled Indian cooking classes. My classes will, of course, continue to be held at The Webb House (117 E. Queen Street….in...
Ten Toes Tours pedicab service in Durham

Ten Toes Tours pedicab service in Durham

Durham Cool published this article back in October 2014, when this business had just launched. Since opening we have observed the pedicabs throughout the Bull city. Now we want to hear from the pedicab transportation ambassadors and you the patrons of this unique...
An Inspiring Kombucha start-up business story

An Inspiring Kombucha start-up business story

Many of you know that I am an avid fan of Kombucha, especially local brews on tap. My sister in law introduced me to the pleasures and benefits of Kombucha home brewing and also gave me my first SCOBY, from her mother of all Scoby. (A kombucha culture is a symbiotic...
The Roman Spring

The Roman Spring

RomanSpring The Roman Spring is a Triangle, NC – based five piece, concocting dreamy, Americana tinged pop: think Band of Horses meets R.E.M., with a dash of Ryan Adams.After the demise of his rock outfit Colourslide, singer/songwriter Alex Lawhon decided to...
Forgiveness

Forgiveness

How do we forgive?  Forgiveness is not a natural part of our culture in the west, yet we do have spiritual context for this crtical life exercise. Easier said than done in our puritanical “blame” culture. Start by forgiving your self for making a mistake....
The Scientist the Trump Administration reasigned

The Scientist the Trump Administration reasigned

I pulled this video from YouTube, US scientist pushed out featuring a CNN interview with Joel Clement. Joel Clement was director of the Office of Policy Analysis at the U.S. Interior Department until last week. He is now a senior adviser at the department’s Office of...
Education for undocumented immigrants

Education for undocumented immigrants

    What are your thoughts on this important topic, education for undocumented immigrants?  There is an easy “Ten Word response” we often hear from politicians who give us the Ten-word answers to complicated issues like health care and...
Sweet Earth The Peruvian Burrito review

Sweet Earth The Peruvian Burrito review

Here’s a audio review of a great new burrito I tasted first on September 18/ The Peruvian from Sweet Earth Natural Foods. Click on link below to securely and safely purchase The Peruvian Burrito from Amazon . 5.0 out of 5 starsI bought a couple different...
Walk it back

Walk it back

On a recent long car trip to visit family in the northeast, I let my Itunes go and ran across this brilliant song by REM.  The only track I recorded from Collapse…  Sometimes Michael Stipe, says it better than anyone can. The voice of my generation. This is a...
A new website for Suman’s Indian Cuisine

A new website for Suman’s Indian Cuisine

DC readers, Durham Cool media and Suman Bhatia are working on a new website for Suman’s Indian Cuisine.   We appreciate your patience, in advance,  while we effort to bring you a one stop shop for all things Suman Bhatia.  Those that know her, are aware that she...
Ram Dass Satsang in Durham

Ram Dass Satsang in Durham

Ram Dass, Mirabai Bush, Jon Seskevich, and friends in 1976 The intention is to create and share their curiosity of life under the umbrella of the teachings of Ram Dass and the unconditional love of Neem Karoli Baba. For this gathering, the focus is on the message of...
Weekly Open Heart Meditation

Weekly Open Heart Meditation

Hello, everyone! Many meditation techniques are about quieting your mind by concentrating on your breath, a candle, music, drumbeat and countless other practices. Open Heart Meditation is a guided meditation that helps in strengthening and cleansing the spiritual...
Tarot Readings with Lorri

Tarot Readings with Lorri

      Book your reading Readings with Lorri Are you… at a crossroads in your life? wanting to make some big changes? looking for some clarity in your career, relationship or love life? A reading with Lorri can help. Lorri has been giving tarot...
Suman’s Bolly Monday July 17, 5-8 Fullsteam

Suman’s Bolly Monday July 17, 5-8 Fullsteam

​                                            Chicken Vindaloo Reminder Indian Cooking class info, click on button below:. Indian Cooking class info Cooking class comfortably accommodates 6-12. The cost per person is $75, which includes all ingredients, instruction,...
Meet Jon Seskevich

Meet Jon Seskevich

Jon is Blue Devil of the Week, read about it here. About Jon Seskevich RN, BSN, BA, CHTP Jon Seskevich is a nurse clinician in one of the country’s foremost medical centers. Since 1990, Jon has provided a stress and pain management education and consultation...
Overcoming Fear of Rejection

Overcoming Fear of Rejection

Have you experienced rejection in your life? Did rejection or a series of rejections knock you down for good? Right now, like so many of us in this economy, I am searching for sustainable W2 income and health benefits, the classic time for money exchange. What I am...
Syncfusion Global License Benefits-Moorsville Co.

Syncfusion Global License Benefits-Moorsville Co.

Syncfusion Develops software components and tools for the Microsoft .NET platform, including user interfaces, business intelligence dashboards, and reporting tools. Customers include financial institutions, major corporations, and global IT consultancies. 2011 Rank...
New Thai restaurant in Durham

New Thai restaurant in Durham

A new Thai restaurant has opened at 5850 Fayetteville Street where Pale and Porter was formerly located,  Bua Thai Durham.  Be the first to review this new Thai restaurant and submit same to Durhamcool1@gmail.com.  The best new review of Bua Thai Durham will be...
Nutri Ninja Nutri Bowl Duo NN100 review

Nutri Ninja Nutri Bowl Duo NN100 review

Recently I used a birthday gift card from Amazon to purchase a Nutri Ninja Duo NN100 with Auto-IQ Boost. This was based on the qualified recommendation of a close friend who has a 1000 watt Shark Ninja Blender. The Same friend recently converted to a Vegan diet from a...
4th of July Durham weekend activities

4th of July Durham weekend activities

1) Read the Declaration of Independence, after which read the articles of confederation; end with our (US) very thin, easy read federal constitution. (1)  Of the written national constitutions, the U.S. Constitution is the oldest and shortest. 2) scratch step 1 and...
Pureland Project

Pureland Project

  Pureland Project promotes physical and spiritual well-being through recognizing human interdependent relationship with nature. We leverage best practices to support Tibetan nomads in Tibet and spread their wisdom to the Western world. Our aspiration is to...
Happy Independence

Happy Independence

Happy 4th of July!   This is the big weekend to see friends and family, and their respective dogs and cats.  Staying in Durham?  Keep your thunder shirts at the ready for when the big booms begin.  Thunder or fireworks? I have made a habit of watching the John Adams...
Is your personal Brand Likeable?

Is your personal Brand Likeable?

This is the question the Durham Cool Team asks everyday. We are asking for your feedback as this website cannot survive without you.  Please share a comment below, after watching this video, about what you think the Durham Cool brand is about....
Pho and Poke – Vietnamese food on Erwin Road

Pho and Poke – Vietnamese food on Erwin Road

Pho and Poke review By Scott.Carle   Here in Durham we have a few choices for Vietnamese food and I’m glad to say that if you live in West Durham or near Duke or downtown …you don’t have to travel far anymore. At 2816 Erwin Road # 207 on the...
The Choice is yours

The Choice is yours

What is happening on Durham Cool?  The Durham Cool team continues to provide original, thought provking content.  Yet we have not heard from our readers in awhile.   Google Analytics tells us we are picking up readers from all over the world.  Google Analytics tells...
Meditation to Quiet the Mind and Open the Heart

Meditation to Quiet the Mind and Open the Heart

Saturday 7:00-9:00 PM, 6/24 Register now Meditation to Quiet the Mind and Open the Heart Saturday 4:00-6:30 PM, 6/24 Jon will present a meditation workshop for healing (improving quality of life and physical functioning) and resiliency (the ability to bounce back from...
Suman’s Catering and Subscription Dinners!

Suman’s Catering and Subscription Dinners!

CATERING: Since 1990, I’ve been catering both large and small events/gatherings. These have ranged from corporate lunches/dinners for 100 to intimate dinners for 6 or more in private homes. I particularly enjoy meeting beforehand with clients to plan, discuss, and...
A Locals Guide to What’s new In Durham

A Locals Guide to What’s new In Durham

Instagram Star, Jessamyn Stanley adores the food scene and strong sense of community of Durham NC in a video featured on CNN Travel. Learn more by reading about this inspirational Yoga Teacher and Social Media Star (click on the button below). CNN Travel...
Durham Cool Media

Durham Cool Media

  Looking for a Durham based web design and marketing company with 6 years of web design experience, look no further than Durham Cool Media. 1) WordPress Savvy 2) complete portfolio of websites designed (including this website) 3) Marketing background -managing 7...
Pastor disguises himself as a homeless man

Pastor disguises himself as a homeless man

Pastor disguises himself as homeless man Pastor Jeremiah Steepek transformed himself into a homeless person and went to the 10,000 member church that he was to be introduced as the head pastor at that morning… Posted by Spotlight on Monday, November 7,...

The Artist of the sea- Amazing

Fish is Desperate for Love You will never look at a fish in the same way. Incredible!Credit: BBC Earth Posted by Best Video You Will Ever See on Tuesday, April 11,...
Pilates for Parkinsons with Poe Wellness

Pilates for Parkinsons with Poe Wellness

  What: Pilates Mat Where: ADF’s Scripps Studio, 721 Broad St ~ Durham NC Dates: Summer Session (June 5 – June 26) Time: Mondays ~ 2:00-3:15 PM Cost: 4-week Session is $40.00 OR $15.00/single class All people with Parkinson’s and/or PD Carepartners are invited!...
Become a Festival Friend 38th Annual Festival for the Eno

Become a Festival Friend 38th Annual Festival for the Eno

This land is my land. This land is your land. Let’s protect it together at Festival for the Eno. Become a Festival Friend I was like you, once. My friends, family, and I parked at the Durham County stadium. We waited in line to buy a ticket. We rode the shuttle...
Spiritual Pathways, Rev. Violet Schonhardt

Spiritual Pathways, Rev. Violet Schonhardt

About Rev. Violet Schonhardt     “The bridge through eternity lies through the door of the heart!”   – Rev. Violet Schonhardt   ABOUT REV. VI   Rev. Vi, an accomplished, Metaphysical Community Leader promotes the fullness of...
WELCOME TO DURHAM

WELCOME TO DURHAM

While conducting informal research about our Durham Mayoral candidate, Durham mite, Pierce Freelon I came up this Welcome to Durham video on Mr. Freelon’s FB page. Here it is: The official Welcome to Durham, NC video, which just premiered at Third Friday. Help...
Robert Downey Moving to Durham NC is a Hoax

Robert Downey Moving to Durham NC is a Hoax

Here is the skinny on this type of fake news story featuring the “blockbuster celebrity moving to your town soon”.  We have been bamboozled. Imagine something you read online turns out to be “not true”. Eyes opened, jaded yet?  Just think of...
King’s Sandwich Shop New Kingstream

King’s Sandwich Shop New Kingstream

Join us and Bull City Ciderworks for the launch of the King’s AIRSTREAM mobile food unit! This all-day event will be located just steps from King’s Sandwich Shop on Geer St across from the old Bull’s Ballpark. Enjoy a great selection of hard cider...
Dalai Lama visits Raleigh in October

Dalai Lama visits Raleigh in October

RALEIGH, N.C. — The Dalai Lama, the renowned Buddhist spiritual leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner, plans to visit Raleigh this fall as part of a U.S. tour, Mayor Nancy McFarlane said Friday. 16 No dates have been set for his October visit, which will be funded by a...

Pierce Freelon for Durham NC Mayor

This is great news for our city. I vividly recall watching Pierce perform with his UNC beats group on the DPAC lawn stage, 4 years back (a fundraiser for Art of Cool project). We all know that Pierce, a former Political Science professor, comes from a family of renown...
The Beauty of a Treadmill Desk

The Beauty of a Treadmill Desk

Walk your way to Health-at Work! By Heather Langan Have you been hearing things in the news lately about treadmill desks but can’t really imagine how they work? The concept sounds strange at first but is actually quite simple. The biggest challenge in even considering...
Will and Grace is coming back

Will and Grace is coming back

The rumors are true. The apocalypse is forestalled. Will and Grace returns to NBC this Fall. Perhaps this is the antidote to Mr. T’s crazy new world order or perhaps you already realized that Loco Mr T has done more to bring us together than anyone before or...
A Fresh Perspective on Setting Goals

A Fresh Perspective on Setting Goals

I share why I think Goal Setting, as we've traditionally learned it, is bogus and the cause of so much human misery. And I suggest a better way…Have you tried this other approach? Posted by Vishen Lakhiani on Wednesday, May 10,...
Everything but the Girl-Shoot Me Down

Everything but the Girl-Shoot Me Down

Soundtrack for my 80s period experienced in the 1980s, Tracey Thorn and Ben Watt, of Everything but the girl. This track alone is good enough to sum up the fervency of adolescence. If this is your first go then welcome to my UK youth. Does anyone else remember the...
Tadeschi Trucks Rig Rundown

Tadeschi Trucks Rig Rundown

By now, readers of Durham Cool have correctly ascertained that the Durham Cool team are big fans of Tadeschi Trucks Band. Anyone reared in the good Southern rock/blues/Jazz fusion of Allman Brothers must follow this band. Derek Trucks is on everyone’s top...
Restoring the Planet

Restoring the Planet

Restoring the Planet for 0.01% of the US MIlitary Budget…A new startup supported by Tom Chi (formerly of Google X).To support: reach out to Tom on twitter @thegoodtomchi Posted by Vishen Lakhiani on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 Here’s the full lecture from...
Healthy Partnership

Healthy Partnership

Relationships are not easy. Work is required. Humor is an important element of a healthy relationship. Shared joy is an observed quality of any great romantic partnership. Patience and good listening skill is paramount. Recently I had the pleasure of watching a series...
Yo Yo Ma, Bach Cello Suite.No 1 in G Major

Yo Yo Ma, Bach Cello Suite.No 1 in G Major

Continuing the Durham Cool tradition of featuring music posts on the Weekends, here is A sublime sonic selection from Yo Yo Ma, Bach-Suite for Cello in G Major. If you have not heard this prior, close your eyes and drink this fully into your heart and mind. Same...
Six degrees.org story : Kevin Bacon at Ted

Six degrees.org story : Kevin Bacon at Ted

  Visit 6 degrees FB page to find out more about this Alexandria, VA based charity.   Interconnectivity is an inherent principal of life. Think how much stronger we are when we realize and act upon this fundamental truth. http://www.sixdegrees.org Here is a...
Captain Luke in Hospice care

Captain Luke in Hospice care

Tim Duffy, Music Makers with Blues Artist, Captain Luke Mayer.   BIOGRAPHY “In his own low-key way, Captain Luke Mayer is one of the most versatile and entertaining ‘discoveries’ that Music Maker has documented for quite a while.” – David Whiteis, Living Blues...
Three Coursera Learners Share their experience

Three Coursera Learners Share their experience

I have taken and completed over 20 courses on Coursera and can say with confidence Coursera has changed my life and kept my mind alert and active. I hardily endorse the coursera platform for quality learning at its...
Skin and Bones

Skin and Bones

From Phil Cook: I’ve wanted to collaborate with Shirlette Ammons for a while now and Tamisha Waden has been singing with the Guitarheels for a few years, not to mention her work with The Foreign Exchange and her solo career. I had a song idea that worked to all...

Lars Olivers Salon’s new website is up!

A new website for Lars Oliver Salon is now up and running, designed by Durham Cool Media.   Contact Durhamlang@gmail.com for your new website design and HVP marketing that works! Lars has been in the triangle since 1972 and for the last 2 decades has been making his...
Vajrasattva Mantra

Vajrasattva Mantra

Vajrasattva Mantra Vajrasattva signifies “diamond being” or “vajra-being”. By practicing daily his Dharma, the follower can avoid all evil thoughts, eliminate vexations and have unlimited happiness and wisdom. Vajrasattva practice is also a tantric meditation done for...
Mount Moriah performs tonight at Motorco

Mount Moriah performs tonight at Motorco

Tonight at Motorco Strand of Oaks and Mount Moriah perform. Get tickets here. What better band out there to represent our town and state than Mount Moriah? I fell in love with this band’s creative output on first listen. An honorable friend gifted me, Mount...
Suman’s Bolly Monday April 10. 2017

Suman’s Bolly Monday April 10. 2017

        Matar Paneer Bolly Monday (Suman’s Catering, Indian Cuisine) April 10, 2017, 5-8:00 at Fullsteam Brewery, 726 Rigsbee Avenue Durham, NC 27701 (919) 682-2337 Hello Everyone! Time to treat yourself to something “Bolly”! Full...
Do Trees Communicate?

Do Trees Communicate?

Ignorance might be bliss but only for a short time. Imagine the positive impact a greater general knowledge of the natural world might have with our National climate change discussion? How might this increased awareness influence our decisions about finite resources...
New Film Shuddhi, HD preview

New Film Shuddhi, HD preview

7K45 Published on Feb 3, 2017 Follow us on F.B. here : Shuddhi is the story of an American girl’s spiritual journey in India, after she befriends two female journalists who are fighting against the country’s lenient Juvenile Justice Act. Lead Cast :...
Mount Moriah

Mount Moriah

Durham NC Merge records recording artist, Mount Moriah is Durham Cool team’s favorite band.  Durham Cool readers will routinely receive a few live tracks, like the one below, for your viewing pleasure. My favorite...
A good carpenter is hard to find

A good carpenter is hard to find

Important Update: David Dollar is recovering from surgery and will be back in regular carpenter rotation, early May. Please join me in offering David our prayers and well wishes for a speedy recovery. “A good carpenter is hard to find” has never been more...
Tibetan Book of Living and Dying

Tibetan Book of Living and Dying

The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, written by Sogyal Rinpoche in 1992, is a presentation of the teachings of Tibetan Buddhism based on the Tibetan Book of the Dead or Bardo Thodol. The author wrote, “I have written The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying as the...
Dalai Lama Behind our Anxiety, the Fear of Being Unneeded

Dalai Lama Behind our Anxiety, the Fear of Being Unneeded

In many ways, there has never been a better time to be alive. Violence plagues some corners of the world, and too many still live under the grip of tyrannical regimes. And although all the world’s major faiths teach love, compassion and tolerance, unthinkable violence...
Animal Protection Society of Durham

Animal Protection Society of Durham

    Joy is contagious! Yesterday 78 animals were adopted, and there is already a line forming outside this morning of people hoping to adopt an animal today. It’s because of contributors like you that Animal Protection Society of Durham was able to...
I love Tsamma Watermelon Juice

I love Tsamma Watermelon Juice

One evening 2 months back, I visited the local Harris Teeter on 9th Street looking for Watermelon Juice. After inquiring with several staff members I was pointed to the most likely location for this “out of season” juice. There I discovered, what is now at...
Do I Dare to Cut the Hydrangeas?

Do I Dare to Cut the Hydrangeas?

The familiar chirp of my phone indicating the presence of a text distracted me from my usual Saturday domesticity. Opening the message revealed a photo image of cut hydrangea, blue in color and spilling haphazardly out of the vase and the boarder of the face of my...
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