Jon spent part of his spring break at the US Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT) Conference at the Charlotte Convention Center. Charlotte is now the largest city in North Carolina, but it was not settled by Europeans until circa 1755. Around this time Thomas Polk (yes, the granduncle of President James K. Polk) built a house by the intersection of two wagon paths between the Yadkin and Catawba Rivers. The "dark horse" himself was born near Charlotte Town in 1845.
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.
"The reality is the reality."--Pedro Martinez
"It's only gonna get funner."--Roy "Doc" Halladay
"I believe in a relatively equal society, supported by institutions that limit extremes of wealth and poverty. I believe in democracy, civil liberties, and the rule of law. That makes me a liberal, and I’m proud of it."--Paul Krugman
"Nobody is going to come out of this looking good."--Maggie Christman