Wednesday, January 28, 2015

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From: Henry Brown
Tel: +27 746884831
Email: henrywealth_brown@yahoo.com
Attn: Sir/Madam

My name is Henry Brown, the elder son of Mr. David Brown. During the current crises against the farmers of Zimbabwe by the supporters of our President Robert Mugabe to claim all the white owned/some Black farms in our country, he ordered all the white farmers to surrender their farms to his party members and their followers.

My father was one of the big Tobacco farmers in the country and knowing that he did not support the president's political ideology, the president's Supporters invaded my father's farm, burnt down everything, shot him and as a result of the wounds he sustained, he became sick and died after two days. And after his death, my mother and I with my brother and one of my sister decided to move out of Zimbabwe for the safety of our lives to South Africa. BUT,  before my father died he wrote his WILL, which reads "(MY BELOVEED SON, I WISH TO DRAW YOUR ATTENTION TO THE SUM OF US$35.5 MILLION DOLLARS WHICH I DEPOSITED IN A BOX WITH A SECURITY COMPANY IN JOHANNESBURG (SOUTH-AFRICA). IN CASE OF MY ABSENCE ON EARTH CAUSED BY DEATH ONLY.

You should solicit for reliable foreign partner to assist you to transfer this money out of SOUTH AFRICA for investment purpose. I deposited the money in your Name "  Henry Brown" as a personal valuable as I wouldn't like the Security Company to know the actually content of the metal box for Security reasons, the box can be claimed by you alone with the deposited code, your mother has all the documents, take good care of your mother, brother and your only sister"
From the above, you will understand that the lives and future of my family depends on this money as much, I will be very grateful if you can assist us. We are now living in South Africa as POLITICAL ASYLUM SEEKERS and the financial law of South Africa does not allow asylum seekers certain financial rights as such huge amount of money, I can not handle any banking transaction, not even allowed to take employment or to invest any amount of money in the Country. In view of this, I cannot invest this money in South Africa, hence I am asking you to assist us to transfer this money out of South Africa for investment purposes. For your efforts, I am prepared to offer you 30% of the total fund, while 5% will be set aside for local and international expenses and 65% will be kept for my family and me.

Note: the key to this transaction is absolute Confidentiality, trust and honesty because without trust and honesty this business cannot be established. This transaction is 100% risk free.  I await your earliest response.


Best regards
Henry Brown




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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Pajama Party Saturday morning!

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Pajamas not required--but you can wear them--to any of these events! Here are our events for the rest of the month.  

DANIEL WALLACE

Saturday, January 17, 11:00 a.m.

Join us for a Saturday morning pajama party with milk and cookies and a reading of The Cat's Pajamas Cat's Pajamas by Daniel Wallace, a new children's book by the best-selling author of Big Fish. In The Cat's Pajamas we meet Louis Fellini, who lived in a time long ago when cats wore clothes, worked in cities, and went on picnics. But the cats dressed all the same, down to the shoes they wore. Louis Fellini was a different sort of cat. He wanted to be himself. But it isn't as easy as you might think to be yourself, especially when everyone else looks the same, when everybody else is   a . . . copy cat. But Louis Fellini found a way. He was just that kind of cat. He was the cat's pajamas.  Wallace will be in the store (in his pajamas, of course!) for a reading and to sign books.

 

MICHAEL J DEVALVE

Tuesday, January 20, 7:00 p.m.

InA Different Justice: Love and the Future of Criminal Justice Practice in America, Michael J. DeValve describes a criminal justice system in America does that doesn not work; and from the perspective of current criminological thought no ideas exist for how to truly fix it. The fault lies not with criminology as a discourse, but with us as individuals. What would justice look like if were predicated on love? Sacred sources, including Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism, along with the thought of scholars like Erich Fromm, Karl Marx, Simone Weil, and Paolo Freire, are examined in detail for insights into the nature of love and its significance for social justice.  Devalve will be in the store for a discussion and signing.  

 

JUDY HOGAN AND JAKI SHELTON GREEN

Wednesday, January 21, 7:00 p.m.

Two of our favorite local poets will be in the store to read from their recent books and for a signing.  Judy Hogan is a poet, former student of Greek philosophy at UC, Berkeley, environmental activist and founding editor of both Hyperion Journal and Carolina Wren Press.  Her new book is a single epic poem entitled This River  Jaki Shelton Green is a poet, creativity coach, teacher, and cultural activist.  Her new book of poems isFeeding the Light. 

 

STEPHEN HREN

Thursday, January 22, 7:00 p.m.

Set in the near future of roaming double-wides and alligator-infested potholes, Stephen Hren's ribald dystopian comedy, Max's Hungry Ghost, follows the story of a zany cast of characters as they struggle to make ends meet before being consumed by their engorged and wayward genitalia. Part science-fiction allegory, part pornographic fairy tale, best read naked with a strong pina colada relaxing in the bean patch.  Hren is a Durham author and an earthonaut exploring inner and outer reaches on an ancient earth overrun by a bipedal adolescent juggernaut ~ his beautiful and wondrous brothers and sisters. He will be in the shop to read and sign books.

 

SHALOM GOLDMAN

Tuesday, January 27, 7:00 p.m.

In Zeal for Zion:  Christians, Jews, and the Idea of the Promised Land Zeal for Zion Shalom Goldman, Professor of Religious Studies and Middle eastern Studies at Duke, takes the standard histories of Zionism to task for having depicted it almost exclusively as a Jewish political movement, one in which Christians do not appear except as antagonists. In the highly original Zeal for Zion, Shalom Goldman makes the case for a wider and more inclusive history, one that brings the substantial Christian involvement with Zionism--most recently by American evangelical Protestants--into the light.  Christian Zionism has a long history and has been embraced at various times by Catholics and Protestants, liberals and conservatives, reformers and traditionalists. Zeal for Zionplaces this vital movement within the larger history of Zionism, making the story of Zionism all the more rich and complex.  

 

Zeal for Zion has been praised by reviewers as diverse as The Christian Century: "Smartly conceived and original," The Jewish Review of Books: "Important if sometimes unsettling," and the Times Literary Supplement: "remarkably fair, clear and informative."

 

PENELOPE EASTON

Wednesday, January 28, 7:00 p.m.

When Penelope S. Easton, a young, vigorous, sensible World War II veteran with a Masters in Public Health Nutrition, embarked on a journey to Territorial Alaska to serve as the dietary consultant for the Alaskan Health Department, she could not anticipate the deplorable health-related conditions that she would find. Easton observed the effects of measles and tuberculosis epidemics, educational philosophies that opted to teach Native children only in English, a scarcity of imported food supplies, and the derision of native foodways.  Learning to Like Muktuk:  An Unlikely Explorer in Territorial Alaska, draws on Easton's detailed field reports, photographs, letters, and other documents, some of which may be the only remaining descriptions of native Alaskan foodways from the period between the end of WWII and statehood. Easton will be in the store for a discussion and signing.

 

BETSY POLK AND MAGGIE ELLIS CHOTAS

Thursday, January 29, 7:00 p.m.

Betsy Polk and Maggie Chotas have learned something powerful. When women work together, they discover a level of support, flexibility, confidence, accountability, and freedom to be themselves that they rarely find in other work relationships. Drawing on their own 12-year partnership and from interviews with 125 women business partners, in Power Through Partnership: How Women Lead Better Together  Polk and Chotas demolish the myths that keep women from collaborating and offer advice for handling a host of potential challenges.This groundbreaking book shows that when women team up - combining complementary skills, channeling their egos into the partnership, and encouraging each other - they can work as full equals to achieve something that's exponentially greater than each woman alone.  The authors will be in the shop to discuss and sign books.

 

Learn more about these and all of our upcoming events by visiting   the events calendar on our web site.
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Regulator Bookshop
720 Ninth St.
Durham, NC 27705
(919) 286-2700
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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

A wild road trip, baseball in January, and Almost Famous Women--upcoming events

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January Events at the Regulator--come warm up to a book! 


SYLVIA WILKINSON

Wednesday, January 7, 7:00 p.m.

In Big Cactus, sixteen-year-old Benny Foushee, deemed by his father as going- Big Cactus nowhere-fast, embarks on a trip from North Carolina across the United States with his 84 year old Aunt Lucy, his dog Polar and his 1965 GMC pickup. Benny's quest, a challenge both overwhelming and irresistible, is to deliver Aunt Lucy to the big cactus, the giant saguaro in Arizona that she had dreamed of seeing since her own daddy put images of the American West into her teenage brain. Benny's roadway adventures with Aunt Lucy and her on-again, off-again mind, become intensified when he rescues a beautiful young runaway heiress who calls herself Tennessee, stranded alone beside the road with her father's broken Porsche. The foursome, stuffed in the cab of Benny's old pickup, push onward to the cactus: Aunt Lucy with hopes to bring home a story to overrule her braggart brother, Tendall; and Benny, smitten with first love, fearful he cannot bring home alive the old woman he left with.  Author Sylvia Wilkinson, formerly a Motorsports Correspondent for AUTOWEEK, currently covers auto racing for The World Book Encyclopedia. Among her grants were National Endowment for the Arts and Guggenheim Fellowships. BC (Before Computers) she did timing and scoring for Keke Rosberg, Bobby Rahal, Al Unser, Sr, Paul Newman, and others.

 

ALWYN FEATHERSTON

Thursday, January 8, 7:00 p.m.

Flamboyant baseball owner Bill Veeck always claimed that he came very close to integrating baseball in 1943 -- four years before Jackie Robinson broke the color line in 1947. Veeck's scheme was to buy the Philadelphia Phillies and stock the worst team in baseball with stars from the Negro League. His plan failed, but what if it had succeeded? This alternate history novel,The Making of Heroes:  How the 1943 Black Phillies Broke the Color Line, proposes that Veeck's plan was allowed to play out. It creates a whole new dynamic for baseball's integration -- not just one lone hero, but a team of black stars. Familiar figures such as Veeck, Satchel Paige, Josh Gibson, Buck Leonard, Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis and Babe Ruth all play significant roles. The result is a dramatic pennant race -- and an equally dramatic human story.  Author Alwyn Featherston has been a professional sports writer for more than 40 years. While his primary focus has been college basketball, Featherston is also an avid baseball fan who was lucky enough to cover the rebirth of the famous Durham Bulls in 1980. He has met and interviewed several of the old Negro League stars that populate his book. Featherston, a graduate of Duke University, is the author of three previous books - two focused on basketball in North Carolina and a third about the World War II Battle of Mortain.

 

MEGAN MAYHEW BERGMAN

Monday, January 12, 7:00 p.m.

The stories in Almost Famous Women don't seek to romanticize the women they depict, but rather resurrect them and explore the difficult choices that defined their lives. Crossdressing Standard Oil heiress Joe Carstairs bought an island and ruled it, while racing boats and womanizing. The conjoined Hilton twins were briefly a show business sensation. Beryl Markham wasn't just an aviatrix and author-she was also Africa's first female horse trainer and for awhile lived alone in a tent on a racetrack in Nairobi. The International Sweethearts of Rhythm were the nation's first integrated, all-girl swing band, and despite their overall excellence they ran into terrifying scenarios touring down south because of Jim Crow laws. Lord Byron's illegitimate daughter, Oscar Wilde's wild niece, and Edna St. Vincent Millay's sister also star in stories in the collection.  Written with extraordinary grace and with seemingly intimate knowledge, the stories in Almost Famous Womenwill take readers around the world, into the past, and deep into the lives of women whose choices led them far outside society's typical lines.  Author Megan Mayhew Bergmangrew up in Rocky Mount, NC and attended Wake Forest University. She has graduate degrees from Duke University and Bennington College. She is the author of Birds of a Lesser Paradise.

 

JIM LEUTZE

Wednesday, January 14, 7:00 p.m.

In Entering North Carolina:  Set Clocks Back 100 Years, Jim Leutze's wonderful work on the importance of reclaiming a progressive North Carolina, Leutze provides a clear picture of North Carolina's historic political ups and downs, a grim recital of the current reactionary takeover of state government and an urgent litany of specific steps to reverse course. It has happened before, he says, and it can and must happen again.  Leutze will be in the store for a discuaaion and signing.

 

DANIEL WALLACE

Saturday, January 17, 11:00 a.m.

Join us for a Saturday morning pajama party with milk and cookies and a reading of The Cat's Pajamas Cat's Pajamas by Daniel Wallace, a new children's book by the best-selling author of Big Fish. In The Cat's Pajamas we meet Louis Fellini, who lived in a time long ago when cats wore clothes, worked in cities, and went on picnics. But the cats dressed all the same, down to the shoes they wore. Louis Fellini was a different sort of cat. He wanted to be himself. But it isn't as easy as you might think to be yourself, especially when everyone else looks the same, when everybody else is   a . . . copy cat. But Louis Fellini found a way. He was just that kind of cat. He was the cat's pajamas.  Wallace will be in the store (in his pajamas, of course!) for a reading and to sign books.

 

MICHAEL J DEVALVE

Tuesday, January 20, 7:00 p.m.

InA Different Justice: Love and the Future of Criminal Justice Practice in America, Michael J. DeValve describes a criminal justice system in America does that doesn not work; and from the perspective of current criminological thought no ideas exist for how to truly fix it. The fault lies not with criminology as a discourse, but with us as individuals. What would justice look like if were predicated on love? Sacred sources, including Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism, along with the thought of scholars like Erich Fromm, Karl Marx, Simone Weil, and Paolo Freire, are examined in detail for insights into the nature of love and its significance for social justice.  Devalve will be in the store for a discussion and signing.  

 

JUDY HOGAN AND JAKI SHELTON GREEN

Wednesday, January 21, 7:00 p.m.

Two of our favorite local poets will be in the store to read from their recent books and for a signing.  Judy Hogan is a poet, former student of Greek philosophy at UC, Berkeley, environmental activist and founding editor of both Hyperion Journal and Carolina Wren Press.  Her new book is a single epic poem entitled This River  Jaki Shelton Green is a poet, creativity coach, teacher, and cultural activist.  Her new book of poems isFeeding the Light. 

 

STEPHEN HREN

Thursday, January 22, 7:00 p.m.

Set in the near future of roaming double-wides and alligator-infested potholes, Stephen Hren's ribald dystopian comedy, Max's Hungry Ghost, follows the story of a zany cast of characters as they struggle to make ends meet before being consumed by their engorged and wayward genitalia. Part science-fiction allegory, part pornographic fairy tale, best read naked with a strong pina colada relaxing in the bean patch.  Hren is a Durham author and an earthonaut exploring inner and outer reaches on an ancient earth overrun by a bipedal adolescent juggernaut ~ his beautiful and wondrous brothers and sisters. He will be in the shop to read and sign books.

 

SHALOM GOLDMAN

Tuesday, January 27, 7:00 p.m.

In Zeal for Zion:  Christians, Jews, and the Idea of the Promised Land Zeal for Zion Shalom Goldman, Professor of Religious Studies and Middle eastern Studies at Duke, takes the standard histories of Zionism to task for having depicted it almost exclusively as a Jewish political movement, one in which Christians do not appear except as antagonists. In the highly original Zeal for Zion, Shalom Goldman makes the case for a wider and more inclusive history, one that brings the substantial Christian involvement with Zionism--most recently by American evangelical Protestants--into the light.  Christian Zionism has a long history and has been embraced at various times by Catholics and Protestants, liberals and conservatives, reformers and traditionalists. Zeal for Zionplaces this vital movement within the larger history of Zionism, making the story of Zionism all the more rich and complex.

 

PENELOPE EASTON

Wednesday, January 28, 7:00 p.m.

When Penelope S. Easton, a young, vigorous, sensible World War II veteran with a Masters in Public Health Nutrition, embarked on a journey to Territorial Alaska to serve as the dietary consultant for the Alaskan Health Department, she could not anticipate the deplorable health-related conditions that she would find. Easton observed the effects of measles and tuberculosis epidemics, educational philosophies that opted to teach Native children only in English, a scarcity of imported food supplies, and the derision of native foodways.  Learning to Like Muktuk:  An Unlikely Explorer in Territorial Alaska, draws on Easton's detailed field reports, photographs, letters, and other documents, some of which may be the only remaining descriptions of native Alaskan foodways from the period between the end of WWII and statehood. Easton will be in the store for a discussion and signing.

 

BETSY POLK AND MAGGIE ELLIS CHORTAS

Thursday, January 29, 7:00 p.m.

Betsy Polk and Maggie Chotas have learned something powerful. When women work together, they discover a level of support, flexibility, confidence, accountability, and freedom to be themselves that they rarely find in other work relationships. Drawing on their own 12-year partnership and from interviews with 125 women business partners, in Power Through Partnership: How Women Lead Better Together  Polk and Chotas demolish the myths that keep women from collaborating and offer advice for handling a host of potential challenges.This groundbreaking book shows that when women team up - combining complementary skills, channeling their egos into the partnership, and encouraging each other - they can work as full equals to achieve something that's exponentially greater than each woman alone.  The authors will be in the shop to discuss and sign books.

 

Learn more about these and all of our upcoming events by visiting   the events calendar on our web site.
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Tom Campbell
Regulator Bookshop
720 Ninth St.
Durham, NC 27705
(919) 286-2700
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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Basketball, Rick Bragg on Jerry Lee Lewis, and Fred Chappell

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Duke plays UNC--tonight at The Regulator! 

We have just three more author events this month, but we think you'll agree we're finishing our year in style.  

--Tonight Johnny Moore (Duke Blue) and Art Chansky (Carolina Blue) will tell some great local basketball stories.   

 

--Friday night Rick Bragg will talk about wild music and wild and crazy goings-on, Jerry Lee Lewis style.  

 

--And next Tuesday Fred Chappell will elevate the common house cat to literary and poetic art. Read more below!

 

 

Our Final Events of the Year:

Tonight at 7:00 Duke and UNC go at it on the basketball court once again--right here at The Blue Divide Regulator!
Johnny Moore, publisher of the Blue Devil Weekly and Carolina grad/fan Art Chansky, former sports editor of the Durham Morning Herald will talk about their new book, The Blue Divide: Duke, North Carolina, and the Battle on Tobacco Road. Die-hard fans of both shades of blue will love all the inside info in this book on the coaches, players, and great games of this storied rivalry. Johnny Moore promises he will show up even if it snows....

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Then Friday night at 7:00 we'll have another big time at the old bookshop when

Rick Bragg comes to town to talk about his new biography, Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story.

 

First let's hear from Ann Patchett about this book: "I loved every amphetamine-laced, whiskey-soaked, gun-shot page of it." OK. So we got that out of the way. This is a really good book. As for the book's subject? Jerry Lee Lewis? Pulitzer prize winner Rick Bragg has some great material to work with here. You couldn't make this stuff up.

 

Quoting from Stephen King's review of Rick Bragg's book in last Sunday's New York Times:

Jerry Lee was a breech baby who came into the world (in a small town in Louisiana) feet first. The doctor showed up in time to do the delivery, but passed out before things got serious. Jerry Lee's father, Elmo delivered the baby himself as his wife, Mamie, deep in labor, exhorted him to be careful of the arms and head.

 

By the age of 10, Jerry Lee was sneaking into a local blues emporium called Haney's Big Jerry Lee House (he urged his cousin, Jimmy Swaggart, to come with him, but Jimmy, fearing damnation, refused). Jerry Lee later tried the ministry himself, enrolling in the Southwestern Bible Institute, but was expelled for playing "My God Is Real" ­boogie-woogie style. The piney woods come-to-Jesus religion he was raised in never left him (early in his recording career, he shared his belief - recorded in the Sun studios, and at top volume - that he was going to hell for singing "Great Balls of Fire"), but the call of secular music was too strong. Put simply, he was born to rock, and rock he did, through seven marriages( including one to his 13 year old third cousin), the deaths of two children, hundreds of honky-tonk hookups and more than a few wrecked cars, addiction to painkillers, surgical removal of a third of his stomach, constant (and undoubtedly justified) harassment by the I.R.S., bankruptcy, and a Rolling Stone article by Richard Ben Cramer suggesting he may have murdered Shawn Stephens, his fifth wife.

 

Jerry Lee Lewis was the first person inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. When John Lennon met him, he dropped to his knees and kissed Lewis' feet. Mick Jagger once waited to have his Jerry Lee albums signed.

 

Stephen King ends his review with this:

My mother first clapped eyes on Jerry Lee Lewis in 1958, when he performed "Great Balls of Fire" on one of Dick Clark's shows. There he was in all his leopard skin glory, with his long blond hair flying and flash-pots going off in the background. Most acts lip-synced, but that was never Lewis's way. My mother - no slouch at the keyboard herself, and more than willing to play barrelhouse boogie on the Methodist church piano after she'd had a drink or two - was transfixed. When the performance was over, after less than two minutes of high-­tension rock 'n' roll, she said softly, wonderingly, "I think that young man is crazy." Then she added, almost to herself, "But he can play the piano like the Devil lit his behind on fire."

 

Come hear the Pulitzer Prize winning son of Possum Trot Alabama talk about his new book, and of the two summers he spent talking with Jerry Lee Lewis. Along with the book, we will also have Lewis's new cd, "Rock and Roll Time" available for sale. And....well it just seems right. We'll be sharing some "liquid refreshment" Friday night as well.

 

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Then for our final event of the year, we're very much looking forward to welcoming one of our very favorite North Carolina writers, Fred Chappell next Tuesday at 7:00.Fred Chappell

Fred is probably best known for his wonderful novels set in the mountains of North Carolina-Farewell, I Am Bound to Leave You and I Am One of You Forever. But Fred Chappell is also a remarkable poet. He has won the T.S. Eliot Prize, the Bollingen Prize, and he was Poet Laureate of North Carolina. Fred will read from his latest volume of poetry, Familiars.

 

The poems here are all about cats. I am a dog person myself, and tend to view cats as a sometimes necessary annoyance. People I love love them, and hey, they keep the mice out of the house. But every poem I turn to in this book is marvelous, which has me believing that Fred Chappell is indeed quite an accomplished poet! And maybe I should give cats a second chance (which is, of course, more than they would give me!....).

 

A signed copy of Familiars would make an excellent present for the literary cat lover on your list.

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One Final Note: 

This Saturday, from 12:30 to 2:30, yet another duo of local acoustic musicians will be playing in the store.  Enjoy listening to some wonderful music from Sarah Kielar (hammered dulcimer) and Lynn Hayes (guitar and bouzouki) while you shop!

 

 Learn more about these and all of our upcoming events by visiting  the events calendar on our web site.
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Durham, NC 27705
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