I am proud to be born and bred in the beautiful state of North Carolina. Why do so many people ignore it as a choice for a vacation or simple visit? They don’t know anything about it, so let me clue you in. At the Lost Colony, you can witness recreations of epic battles and Indian dances. I love the history of my state. Then there is the Airport Museum, the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge, the Avon fishing pier and Bodie Island lighthouse. There is something for every taste. If you love beaches, you can walk for miles along the sandy shore. There is also a Civil War trail among other popular sights. In a day or two you can learn about North Carolina’s rich past.
I like to mention sports when I enumerate the state’s many features. We have scenic views to be sure, but there are times when you want to catch a Duke Blue Devils basketball game. I could go on and on about how Coach K is legendary for his famous training techniques. If you like college basketball, be sure to search his name on the Internet. Michael William Krzyzewski has many mentions. He is first and foremost an American college basketball coach. Most people know that he was a former player with a superior track record before becoming leading the Blue Devils to many victories since 1980. Their championships are legion as you will see. More than this, he was the stellar coach of the US men’s basketball team at the 2008 Olympics, 2012 Olympics, and 2016 games. Now you know why I want to highlight his accomplishments. He is an asset to my great state. Do you remember the 1992 “Dream Team?” Who doesn’t.
Thus, you can find me at many Duke games throughout the basketball season. My friends also like the Tar Heels who are super popular. But I save my energy for the Blue Devils. Maybe it’s because my dad and uncle went to Duke. We have a long history of loyalty in the family to this team. You can find out all the details on this web site. I love to tout the many facts and figures about our sports teams. Right now, as you can see from this blog, my heart is with basketball. I grew up watching my dad and his brother play. We had a backboard and hoop attached to the area above our garage. I even took a few shots, although I am not particular gifted nor tall. I learned about layups and all the rules. It makes watching more fun when you understand the ins and outs of the game.
As a designer, I have often used basketball motifs in my work. It amuses me to see what I can do with odd themes when creating fashions and decorative items. Loving the game has enriched my work. It gives me an entirely different direction to go in when I’m in a creative mood.