Camping ahead of a subtropical depression – what’s the worst that could happen?

The crunch of gravel in between pelts of rainfall. That's what woke me up. Dawn was still far away as evidenced by the lack of light that penetrated through the thin fabric of our tent. Though the hour was late, my eyes were wide open and sleep would not be returning soon. Had the noise … Continue reading Camping ahead of a subtropical depression – what’s the worst that could happen?

The AllTrails App: How one simple tool helped me discover hidden paths and secret trails in my backyard

The temperature was a comfortable, albeit cool, 61 degrees F as we reached our destination - a log cabin located in North Carolina's high country, which my dad and stepmom had rented for the week. The cabin's interior was a gorgeous open floor plan featuring exposed wood from floor to ceiling. The exterior ... well, … Continue reading The AllTrails App: How one simple tool helped me discover hidden paths and secret trails in my backyard

Fear and Loathing in the Hot Days of Summer

I took an extended weekend on the beach with a handful of friends. We've known each other a long time and they pretty much know everything there is to know about me. Including my near irrational fear of getting added to a shark's sampler pack as I dabble my toes in the water. "If you get … Continue reading Fear and Loathing in the Hot Days of Summer

A day at the gallery / How to have fun with Prisma

Ah, darlings, so good of you to come. I am so very glad you were able to attend my showing. Please help yourself to a glass of cheap wine located at the bar in the back of the gallery. There is also a platter of cheese circulating around here somewhere. I've even used the fancy … Continue reading A day at the gallery / How to have fun with Prisma