Category Archives: Family

The Running Man

Yesterday my son participated in the National College Blue Ridge (Half) Marathon in Roanoke, VA. It was the 2nd year for both (he did the half-marathon because he’s under 18; next year he’ll be old enough to do the whole … Continue reading

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Experimental baking

Last summer I found an easy and tasty recipe for Amish white bread online that was a big hit with the teenager in my house. He’s a runner and a swimmer and so has a big appetite, but I have … Continue reading

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There’s a far over thar

Earlier today we drove out to the ruins of Catawba Furnace to take pictures for a friend with an interest in old foundries, and also because I’ve wanted to explore the site ever since I realized it was there. It’s … Continue reading

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Bits ‘n bobs

Earlier this afternoon my son asked me if I knew anything about quantum computers. My response, as they say on the Internet, was O___o. (He was asking for a paper he’s writing for his chemistry class. Something to do with … Continue reading

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I can see clearly now*

I can see again! After four years of steadily (and noticeably) deteriorating eyesight, I finally hauled myself down to the optometrist for an eye exam. I already knew that my vision had gone from bad to worse – not being … Continue reading

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The persistence of habit

It’s ridiculous how long I’ve let this blog languish, un-updated. Last time I posted it was to talk about fall in the Blue Ridge; now summer is hard upon us (after one of the worst winters in memory – I … Continue reading

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Changing times

It’s the peak of the fall leaf-changing season, and the mountains around us are a riot of color. This morning they seemed especially brilliant thanks to a combination of dark, rain-laden clouds broken by patches of bright, warm light (it’s … Continue reading

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Flu, Fie, Fo, Phlegm

It’s flu vaccine season here, and for the first time I’m having to seriously weigh the option of getting one for my son.

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Here we are again

Goodness, it’s been a while. I seem to have this habit of only posting here during the late summer and fall. Perhaps, now that I’m through with grad school (for the next few years, at least), I can break myself … Continue reading

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Once more unto the breach, dear friends*

I officially submitted my application with Carney, Sandoe this afternoon. Let’s hope that it proves fruitful. Teaching high school history is the goal I’ve been working towards for the past 5+ years, so it would be nice to be able … Continue reading

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