Wednesday, January 19, 2011

I'm Back

I am up and about more these last couple of days, but still struggling with a lingering cough. I'm hoping the antibiotics will do the trick and defeat this irksome bug.

I didn't venture out much yesterday. It was overcast, rainy (off and on), and chillier than forecast. The forecast calls for even more rain today.

Unfortunately, I missed a meeting yesterday -- "Creating Sustainable Local Economies" sponsored by the NC Rural Center, the Conservation Fund, Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, & Duke University, in partnership with Down East Community News, Hatteras Connection, the Ocracoke Foundation, and Ocracoke Civic & Business Association.

The theme of the meeting centered on community based tourism and developing a creative economy. Special guest was Becky Anderson, founder of "Handmade in America."

Maybe one of our readers attended the meeting and will share some of the highlights.

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is a history of the early twentieth century Doxsee Clam Factory in Ocracoke village. You can read it here:


  1. bill kostar7:30 AM

    Great to have you back! I just knew that gradually changing the ratios of bourbon and tea in your island rmedy would work!
    As a context and service for Ocracokers who may be unhappy about OBX weather, let me share that the high temperature in Kansas City today will be 22 and we're expecting 4-8 inches of snow.

  2. Second day with no school in the Midwest...solid ice. Snow coming tonight.

  3. Anonymous8:53 AM

    Philip, I hope you have better luck than I've had! I got a cold, that went into bronchitis, that went into pneumonia, that caused me to develop pleurisy. After several rounds of antibiotics and steriods, I'm on the mend. Hope you continue to feel better.

  4. Dr. Baker says I don't have bronchitis (not yet, anyway...and I hope it stays that way). I'm glad you are on the mend.

    Thanks to all who have sent wishes for quick healing!

  5. Anonymous10:51 AM

    Welcome Back, Philip!

    Amy did a wonderful job filling in while you were taking care of yourself.

    Hope you will continue to be on the mend and it won't be too long before you are feeling like your usual energetic self!

    This NC mainlander looks forward to your blogs and newsletters.