Category Archives: NC

The Dance of Life, the Dance of Love—and those Ups and Downs.

My childhood playground? Funny you should ask. My father owned an eleven-story office tower in Raleigh, NC. Naturally, it had elevators, and the elevators were hands down my very favorite things in that building. In the early 1960s the old … Continue reading

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I am a godless drifter sailing on the winds of a desperate sea.

This morning brought me memories of my first car, a 1973 Fiat 124 Sport Spider. I had to start writing immediately, because that car…well, I’ll simply say that without that car, I’d have been utterly miserable.

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For Ian

He went handsomely well with quiet times,

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For Georgia

Unlike so many,

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Speed, Control, and Happiness

  Even after I started to work in my father’s real estate business, he and I meshed well only on our fondness for automobiles; outside of that, our gears frequently clashed. This was so, I think, because he had two … Continue reading

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I write these words because of you.

I write these words because of you.

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A short stop in downtown Des Moines

Downtown Des Moines: Re-scraping my Childhood Skies By Russ Wollman When I was young, I enjoyed a certain distinction among my peers which had nothing to do with me and everything to do with my father’s ownership of  an 11-story … Continue reading

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