The Moon is coming to Durham! 🌕 Bull Moon Rising is a free, once-in-a-lifetime four-day community event that kicks off on Halloween and runs through November 3.⁠

Open 24 hours a day, the breathtaking exhibit will be suspended over CCB Plaza, atop the watchful eye of Major the Bull, providing the closest look at the moon our city has ever seen. 😮⁠

Museum of the Moon will be home to numerous free events and performances for everyone to enjoy. The lineup includes a reading of “Goodnight Moon” by Mayor Steve Schewel, Paperhand Puppets Halloween-themed performance, a Bull Moon Ball at Unscripted Hotel, and a lot more.⁠

Take a moment to visit our Article, Restaurant Finder, Andrea Reusing Page, Visitor, and Resident Information, Triangle Best rated Service Provider page(s). Durham Cool is a website celebrating innovation-where we find it!

    What is Flow?

  Flow is one of eight mental states that can happen during the learning process which Csíkszentmihályi outlines in his flow theory. … Flow is the most optimal of these states for learning, as it is where skill level and challenge level of a task are at their highest.

 Ready to get into the Durham Cool Flow? Begin here.

Great Leader section of Durham Cool. We reserve this section for great American Leaders (leadership). Reminders of what service to country is all about in our current chasm of counterbalance (see antonym of Leadership).

A great man passed today, Elijah Cummings, RIP.  We owe him an enormous debt for his brave and honorable service to our Republic.


Former Defense Secretary James Mattis makes light of President Donald Trump calling him “the world’s most overrated general” during his keynote address at the annual Al Smith dinner, a philanthropic event where roasts are tradition.

Flashback Monday!  Remember when the narrative and characters mattered more than the quality of the special effects?


STAR WARS: EPISODE V – THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, R2D2, Yoda, Mark Hamill, 1980. ©Lucasfilm Ltd. / Courtesy Everett Collection


As people flock to North Carolina, here’s where our new neighbors are coming from


As more people call North Carolina home, data helps explain where everyone is coming from.

More people were coming from Florida than any other state in 2017, according to a Carolina Demography blog post published Thursday.

The Sunshine State accounted for about 32,000 new residents, the population analysis says. Also rounding out the list of top five states were:


Virginia with 29,000 residents moving to North Carolina
South Carolina with 27,000 residents moving to North Carolina
New York with 27,000 residents moving to North Carolina
and California with 20,000 residents moving to North Carolina

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Dan Price set a $70k minimum wage for his employees and cut down his own pay.

Cenk Uygur, the host of The Conversation, breaks it down. MORE TYT:



Yang is making sense!



Billy Bob Thornton Talks Goliath, Bad Santa & More with Dan Patrick | Full Interview | 10/3/19


We feature this interview with BBT to lure you into watching the excellent Amazon Prime Series, Goliath, now into Season 3. Billy Bob Thornton is immensely likable, see unpretentious, down to earth. The qualities we admire in most humans but are pleasantly surprised when we find them abundant in film and TV actors.


“The eyes of all future generations are upon you. And if you choose to fail us, I say – we will never forgive you.” @gretathunberg – UN Climate Summit, New York, 23 September 2019
Mural work by artist @jody_artist

Another great shot of my @gretathunberg wall by Rhianne Hawkins.

The digital composite that I worked from made up from around 10 different images – Greta is made up of 4 separate shots.



Leilani Wolfgramm – Change the World ft. Jacob Hemphill & Fortunate Youth | Sugarshack Sessions

Leilani Wolfgramm from Orlando, FL performing her original song “Change the World” featuring Jacob Hemphill and Fortunate Youth live at the Sugarshack Recording Compound in Bonita Springs, FL. Episode #202 of the Sugarshack Acoustic Live Music Series



DURHAM 150 EVENT: Young Entrepreneurs Expo 2019 | Oct 12 | 2-5 PM | St. Joseph’s Historic Foundation/Hayti Heritage Center | 804 Old Fayetteville St | FREE

This event aims to educate, entertain and inspire young entrepreneurs while also offering them substantial networking opportunities.

In honor of Durham’s birthday, organizers will highlight pillars of the local entrepreneurial community both past and present. Present-day honorees will receive certificates of appreciation.

Come celebrate our city’s entrepreneurial spirit!

The Aggrolites covering Ken Boothe’s ”Freedom Street” live at the Sugarshack Recording Compound in Bonita Springs, FL. Episode #387 of the Sugarshack Acoustic Live Music Series.  This is such a great cover.   Play it loud and proud with your favorite dancing dogs on your feet or around you barking along in harmony!

Little Stranger from Philadelphia, PA performing their original song ”Me & You” live at the Sugarshack Recording Compound in Bonita Springs, FL. Episode #351 of the Sugarshack Acoustic Live Music Series.
Now, as Greta Thunberg, reminds us it is time to wake up the serious, CLIMATE Crisis. See her chastisement of World Leaders below.



Watch Sir David Attenborough’s message to World Leaders at WWF’s Leaders for Nature and People event, at the UN Climate Action Summit, part of the 74th UN General Assembly.

Unconditional love. What dogs teach us. Our conceptual minds that create divisions sometimes lead us to conclude that this person does not deserve our love, while this person does. See Duality. Watch this video and try to close your beautiful heart to this precious abandoned life form.  

Howl Of A Dog rescuers found this homeless dog on side of a busy road and saved him right before a heavy rainstorm. Please watch the rescue video of this sweet dog and help us find an adoptive family.
Mowgli is around 7-8 yrs old, but when he’s playing it feels almost like he’s just a small puppy, he’s such a funny little guy! He loves to go for walks and play with toys, but what he loves most is to take long naps in his comfy bed.

UPDATE July 2019: Mowgli has found his perfect loving family in Germany. More updates & photos are available here:…

Tickets Now On Sale!


You saved the date, now you can get tickets for the November 16th premiere of Durham: A Self-Portrait 150 at The Carolina Theatre in downtown Durham. General admission tickets to the 6 p.m. show are $10 each at the box office, or you can order through TicketMaster or by phone at 919-560-3030. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Museum of Durham History.

The film discusses Durham’s unique history as well as the challenges posed by recent growth. Click here to learn more about the film and its creator.


Our Contact Information
Museum of Durham History
P.O. Box 362
Durham, NC 27702




Some of you are aware that Thomas McGuane is one of my favorite authors, living or dead:

Thomas McGuane reads his story from the September 23, 2019, issue of the magazine. McGuane has published fourteen books of fiction, including the story collections “Gallatin Canyon,” “Crow Fair,” and “Cloudbursts,” which came out in 2018.