Hiding Behind The Word Gentrification – An Excuse for Inaction

The other night at ECC,  the candidates were asked about gentrification,  Ward 3 candidate Gwen Wilkins went to the heart of the matter. “You have to ask yourselves, ‘How are we going to fix the abandoned, boarded-up housing if we don’t rebuild if we don’t remodel? People don’t want to leave their neighborhoods and I will … Continue reading Hiding Behind The Word Gentrification – An Excuse for Inaction

Are You Using Your Imagination When It Comes To Rocky Mount?

You might say it is my age, but I have always looked at the world through an emotional blur. I count this as a gift that includes observation, memory, and a propensity for nostalgia. It makes me do things like hastily pull to the curb, a quick glance in the rearview mirror hoping that an … Continue reading Are You Using Your Imagination When It Comes To Rocky Mount?

Remembering The Ricks Hotel – Part 1

Like a 'lady of the night' I am here to lure you into the world of hotels, hoping to catch your imagination. If I could take money from you for the pleasure of these ramblings, I would. You see, I have become a little obsessed about a small, boutique hotel in the Central Historic District … Continue reading Remembering The Ricks Hotel – Part 1