A Reflection: Stepheny’s Marshall Fields Christmas Card for 2022

Click on Slideshow to advance photo's I was born in Chicago and raised in Evanston, IL. Marshall Fields was a part of growing up. The downtown State Street store, featured in the slideshow, was a destination that took on particular significance at Christmas time. My mother,Madeline Forgue, never learned to drive so our traveling was … Continue reading A Reflection: Stepheny’s Marshall Fields Christmas Card for 2022

Think Life Magazine: Rocky Mount

I am throughly enjoying David Halberstam's book, The Powers That Be, focusing on the successes and failures of CBS Television, Time magazine, the Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times, Halberstam paints a portrait of the era when large, powerful mainstream media sources emerged as a force, showing how they shifted from simply reporting the … Continue reading Think Life Magazine: Rocky Mount

Further Discussion: Rocky Mount Downtown Development Manager Position

With time and experience, the approach to the development of urban and rural areas has evolved. Climbing on bulldozers, housing low-income people in high-rise buildings has not worked. Maurice Cox, who leads Chicago's Department of Planning and Development, said, "It's about time, after decades of thinking we save neighborhoods by demolishing buildings, we realize we … Continue reading Further Discussion: Rocky Mount Downtown Development Manager Position

The Crowd Cheers as Sam Battle Leaves the Baseball Field in Rocky Mount, NC

As the evening of September 13, 2022 comes on, the humidity has lifted, which is the gift of September. The air is clear, the Carolina blue sky is letting go of its vivid color. I stand looking on my garden, once again amazed that our Rocky Mount life spins on with only the slightest hesitation … Continue reading The Crowd Cheers as Sam Battle Leaves the Baseball Field in Rocky Mount, NC

Stepheny Laying Cards on the Table About The Main Street Program For Rocky Mount, NC

The length of this blog is longer than usual. I suggest you read the links from past posts over several sittings. Cards on the Table is about Rocky Mount's commitment to The Main Street Program. I'd like my enthusiasm, point of view and information included in this post to influence those currently discussing the matter … Continue reading Stepheny Laying Cards on the Table About The Main Street Program For Rocky Mount, NC