Call it a tipping point, turning point, transformation...
The blog spent Saturday afternoon in a very quiet part of downtown Winston-Salem, basically walking the boundaries of the vast site of the R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, slated for conversion to the Piedmont Triad Research Park. (The Piedmont Triad Research Park serves as the vehicle for the hegemonic lust of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.) There's nothing not to like about the switch from cancer-causing to cancer-curing, but if the Park succeeds the city will be utterly, utterly transformed. It's not a moment too soon to start thinking about preservation of the cultural landscape...
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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"Nobody is going to come out of this looking good."--Maggie Christman