A native of El Paso, Texas, Robert Seltzer earned a journalism degree from the University of Texas at El Paso. He has worked for newspapers such as the Houston Chronicle, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and the San Antonio Express-News, where he is currently the public editor. He has won state and national awards for his news, feature, and sports reporting.
Charles and Betty Parish met at Duke University in 1956 and were married in 1960. Charles started Parish Photography in 1964 and several years later formed Wedding Planners. Now, having sold the photography business, Charles has had time to reflect on memorable moments throughout his 50-year photography career.
One of the best-known names among local bookstores for decades, apparently it was one of Pope's poems that provided the inspiration for the shop's name. "Just as the twig is bent, the tree's inclined," the poem goes. Since then, while moving to the Pearl, it has maintained its rep as a top-notch locally-owned independent bookstore.