Category: United States

Goodbye USA (for a month)

A central philosophy by which I live my life is Everybody’s got to be somewhere. Sometime, I’ll write a post about that (seemingly) defeatist approach. By the way, it’s not. Right now, I’m watching Delta Jets takeoff here in Atlanta,...

It was Ah-maize-ing

It was a lazy Saturday in the fall. We had no plans and less energy. A great day to rest and relax. But suddenly the phone ring. And the day quickly changed course. We received an invitation that was too good to...

Napa for a Novice

“A hint of fig and oak with a finish of tobacco at the back of your throat.” I don’t even know what that means. In fact, I really can’t tell the difference between Welch’s and the finest box of wine...

Gubernatorial Surprise

Earlier this week, I was in the Raleigh airport snagging a flight to New York for a couple of days of meetings. While I was waiting to board, I glanced up from my notes and noticed a familiar face. Not...

Wintergreen Fall

I was in Wintergreen, Va. early in the fall. It was beautiful. Nothing much happened, but I thought I’d post a couple of pictures of the early morning.

Death Defying Zips

Never one to shy away from a challenge – or attempt to impress someone – I agreed to go zip lining. All I know about this event is that it sometimes leads to flesh eating bacteria infections. Although I hate...

Camping Fail

A few weeks ago, my friends invited me to go camping. Since I didn’t have any gear, I visited Wal*Mart. And, because I figured a tent was a tent, I bought based on price. Turns out “Junior Tent” means it’s...

Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest

A friend’s wedding called me to Central Virginia over the weekend. Not only was it a chance to grab one-too-many with some old college friends, it also presented the opportunity for a a short, three hour drive from my home....