By Dr. Mike Walden
I moved to North Carolina in 1978. One of the first purchases I made in my new state was a desk.
To me, having a desk to use for writing and preparing lectures was more important than having a bed. I slept on the floor of my apartment for a year.
I bought that desk from the old Hudson-Belk department store in downtown Raleigh. I still have it; in fact, it’s one of my most prized possessions. It has a unique curved style, which visitors to my home always admire.