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The Reluctant Yogini

I am reluctant yogini. I resisted yoga my entire adult life. As a woman and a social worker, surely yoga would seal my fate as predictable. I grew up with my dad, once a Marine, doing headstands in our living room. A girl’s gotta resist her father’s influence.

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Durham’s Identity

When I first arrived in Durham, October 1995, I lived on East Trinity between Mangum and Roxboro streets, across from the Grace Baptist Church. Durham in 1995 was not the Durham of 2015. In 1995 you could still smell tobacco curing downtown. The sweet odor of curing tobacco scented the streets.

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Don’t Waste Durham

Here is the “About” for Durham Green to go.com and Don’t Waste Durham. We are a group of Durhamites who want to reduce consumer waste in our community. We represent a wide variety of sectors and backgrounds (small business, non-profit, local government, faith community, academia, artists, concerned citizens, etc.) OUR PURPOSE:

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Driving up Glenwood (70 West) back from Raleigh this evening

This low thunder quiet Fall September evening is pregnant with my earliest Durham NC memories. When I arrived here in October 1995 my brother and me along with mutual friends would drive down to Raleigh to catch a show at the Brewery. 70 was the route we took. This evening, coming back from a training class on Millbrook and Creedmoor in Raleigh I was reminded of those evenings. Many that know me well also know that I have not been uber keen on Durham lately. This drive home changed something deep within me. I fell in love with Durham again.

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