On our second weekend in Roanoke, in the middle of March when the nation closed, we took a drive to Rocky Mount, Virginia. There wasn't much else to do when we weren't working at the condo. I had a long list of sightseeing ideas so we set out to see what we could see during … Continue reading What’s Next?
“If you want to understand today, you have to search yesterday.” ~ Pearl S. Buck Last Saturday we set out on an adventure. Our destination was the Poplar Forest where Thomas Jefferson built a vacation retreat and plantation. I knew the house tours were canceled due to coronavirus restrictions, but we could still drive through … Continue reading A Set of Lies Agreed Upon
Recently we were out after dark. In the city. During the coronavirus. Almost everything we like to do was missing. Soft lights, loud cheerful voices, clinking glasses, the maracas sound of ice cubes in a silver shaker, good music, interesting conversations with friends or strangers we've just met. Chatting with the bartender as he or … Continue reading Date Night in the Days of Coronavirus
“This is the story of America. Everybody’s doing what they think they’re supposed to do.” ~ Jack Kerouac, On the Road: From the Original Scroll Notes From A Temp Worker’s Journal: Week Three - The Final Two Days Moses sat across from me, his desk perpendicular to mine. He is an Alaskan Inuit with a … Continue reading Stories From Higley Hill: It Wasn’t a Good Fit
It was a blue sky Saturday. Large dagger-like icicles dripped from the roof. I had an errand to run in Bennington. Rich said he would join me and after the errand we could drive across the New York border. “It will be like when we use to escape the Inn,” he said. “Just hop in … Continue reading Weary To My Bones: Stories From Higley Hill
"Great Spirit - Maker of Men - Forbid that I judge any man until I have walked for two moons in his moccasins." ~ Indian Prayer We've been dealing in waste management lately. Rich and I work together on Mondays. It’s not easy, he and I working together. We have more in common than not … Continue reading Waste Management: Stories From Higley Hill