I come from the tribe that says ‘anything worth saying is worth exaggerating.’ It’s up to you to sort out the truth. Fear is being carried by the ego; not the soul. Fear is telling you where to go. It’s trying to create motion, either motion towards or away from. What doesn’t get finished in [...]
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Archive for May, 2011
Belfast born musician Tom Martin made some new friends in Floyd County, fans who stayed for all three of his Dogtown Roadhouse sets Saturday night and bought a collection of his CD’s to pass around between them. For me, hearing Martin perform was a perfect compliment to hearing Michael Meade, author of Fate and Destiny, [...]
~ the Following appeared in The Floyd Press newspaper on May 26, 2011 1. A group of Tour de Floyd cyclists in the Harvest Moon Parking lot last Saturday morning prepare to begin the 4th annual ride. The weather was warm and sunny for the 62.4 mile loop that stretches along the scenic Blue Ridge [...]
1. Here at our Getaway in the Outer Banks of North Carolina mailboxes are shaped like whales and dolphins and oversized crabs, mermaids, and flip flops are stapled to the sides of houses. 2. I’m wondering why the names of towns here sound like horror movie titles: Nags Head and Kill Devil. 3. I love [...]
Jockey’s Ridge State Park in the Outer Banks, North Carolina, has the largest natural sand dunes on the east coast. Watch a video HERE.
Lovers Leap Meets the Street Nostalgic Relief Is the Pail Half Empty or Half Full at the Beach? The Getaway
There aren’t many reasons why I’d be sitting by myself on the wall along the courthouse at 8:30 in the morning. But that’s what I was doing yesterday, the morning of the predicted Rapture when more than 200 million people were supposed to be swept up to heaven. I wasn’t waiting for the end of [...]
A wild thing. She should have been called Aslan the protector, after the lion in Narnia. She was an outside, uncombed, dreadlocked chow that wouldn’t come inside on the coldest nights but hated the heat. And thunder. She did her thing and I did mine. But our paths crossed, everyday when I walked to the [...]
An April tornado that hit in Pulaski County (less than an hour’s drive from Floyd) prompted three Floyd women to organize a benefit called Neighbors Helping Neighbors to raise money for the tornado victims. The following are photos from a collection I took at the event for the local paper. The applesauce cake at the [...]
1. This is my 289th Thirteen Thursday (TT). My first TT was posted on October 2005, five months after I started blogging. The only blog category that comes close to the number of TT posts are my photography posts at 270. 2. Some of the titles of my various Thirteen Thursdays have included: Thirteen Lines [...]
My Asheville Potter Son Josh is due home from Tasmania, Australia today.
~ The following was published in The Floyd Press newspaper on April 26, 2011. If the Bell Gallery is “quite possibly the nicest little shop,” as the tagline at the front entrance reads, then the garden behind the shop is “quite possibly the best little hidden garden” in town. An oasis of flowering shrubs and [...]
AKA Lingerie Lounge More Sunday Shadow Shots HERE.
~ The following appeared in The Floyd Press on April 14, 2011 Floyd County is known for its vibrant music and art scene. It’s also been fertile ground to a flourishing of sustainable agriculture, which has recently been gaining recognition. Since the early 1990’s small market growers and Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farms have been [...]
1. On mother’ Day I received a virtual greeting from my son Josh in Tasmania, Australia. He posted a photo on my Facebook wall of a message he wrote in the sand on a beach there. It said Hi Mum. 2. He also posted a picture of him interacting with a Tasmanian wombat, which is [...]
The story written on the walls of our soul is intended to be lived out as the great experiment of each life. ~ Michael Meade If I was the kind of person to have a guru, Michael Meade would be it. After spending three hours at his Maryland lecture on Fate and Destiny and eight [...]
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