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Confessions of a Neat Freak

One of the most interesting things about my job is the sneak peek into people’s private lives. I often describe my work as a...

Why Durham is the Perfect Place to Plant Some Roots

For newcomers, how would you describe our current real estate market? 
Inventory right now is very tight. I think a lot of people are realizing...

5 Apps to Make 2016 Your Best Year Ever

I’m not one to make New Year’s resolutions (although my post-holiday waistline should probably make me reconsider). However, I do think the month of...

Six Easy Ways to Protect Your Identity

As a Neat Freak, I fancy myself a bit of an “I” dotter and a “T” crosser. So imagine my surprise when, earlier this...

Historic Downtown Building Gets New Life

"Do you know what this is going to be?" Waiting outside of the former Durham health services facility at 300 East Main Street, just...

10 Rules to Live By

I am a rule follower. Always have been, always will be. And when life gets busy, I really like having a few rules to...

Lending a Hand

Watching the refugee crisis or any number of disasters unfold before us on the news is heartbreaking. Our natural tendency is to want to...

A Wilder Bloom

• Consider grander flowers for every day. Blooms like hydrangea and calla lilies, which used to be special- order, are now readily available at...

The Secret Garden

A garden party and silent auction hosted by Marcia Angle in her stunning backyard – dubbed Deer Chase Gardens – drew authors like Daniel...

Quitting Time

I’ve been thinking about quitting a lot lately. Not quitting my job (because I truly love what I do), but quitting other things. Things...