The blog took a short walk down a path-in-the-making near the main entrance to Wake Forest. It will sensibly connect a Reynolda Village parking lot to the sidewalk down to the admissions building. The day was autumnal but sunny. For inexplicable reasons the photographs reminded Susan of the first short story by Joyce Carol Oates that she ever read (see title of today's post), likely in 9th or 10th grade on a day much like this one.
Jon and Susan are professors at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem. Jon is in the Department of Theatre and Dance. He has lived in Winston-Salem for 25+ years. Susan is in Biology, and has lived in Winston-Salem for 5+ years. Jon's neighborhood is Sherwood Forest; Susan's neighborhood is Ashley Forest. Maurice, who lives in the District of Columbia, serves as occasional capital correspondent.
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