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Gainesville, FL-Football, Red Brick & Padgett Powell

Posted: 5 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Pride Of Place | Read Time: 3 minutes, 54 seconds
I rolled into Gainesville on one of those days that the Chamber of Commerce highlights when trying to convince new business to set up shop in its town. Glorious weather and spring break coincided making Gainesville the perfect place to spend a couple of days researching writer Padgett Powell and leisurely strolling the grounds of the University of Florida. Folklore has it that the University of Flor...
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Rocky Mount, NC

Posted: 5 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Pride Of Place | Read Time: 3 minutes, 46 seconds
As with most things in life, traveling alone has its pros and cons. I have come upon people and places on this journey that caused me to wish Marty were with me to share the moment. Conversely, alone I am able to do what I want, when I want and that freedom is what led me to stop at Rocky Mount, NC for the night. Rocky Mount is at exit 138A at US 64 on the I-95 corridor between Roanoke Rapids and Lum...
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Will-To-Bigness

Posted: 5 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Pride Of Place | Read Time: 4 minutes, 51 seconds
The trees are bare and the landscape is brown in February in Columbia, MD and yet, the buildings still recede into the background. I arrived to open spaces and wide roadways that are immaculately maintained by groundskeepers dressed in matching green uniforms that mirror those of suburban mall groundskeepers. That should come as no surprise since Columbia was manifest by developer James 'Jim' Rouse...
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Road Trip!

Posted: 5 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Pride Of Place | Read Time: 1 minute, 35 seconds
{Lake Life}Today is February 29 and a time for celebration. Happy Birthday to all the Leap Year babies! May you be blessed with health and happiness for another four years. Excitement is building as I plan for my next Footsteps blog series. I wrote last week about my obsession with the British TV show Midsomer Murders and the stories we tell through TV, t...
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The Tales We Tell

Posted: 5 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Pride Of Place | Read Time: 3 minutes, 23 seconds
{ John Nettles & Jason Hughes from Midsomer Murders}Hi Ho, greetings from the land of springtime! The calendar may state that it is February but temperatures in New York are mild and most definitely confusing the squirrels and my daffodils. This last weekend Marty and I sat in "our chairs" overlooking the lake, a still frozen lake I will add, and enjo...
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