Reflections on the 4th of July and Other Things

On the Fourth of July we went for a ride along dirt roads beyond the woods in our backyard. I guess you could say we were visiting the neighbors. The houses were far and few between. The small towns were quiet. We saw an occasional outdoor BBQ with no more than six or eight people … Continue reading Reflections on the 4th of July and Other Things

A Set of Lies Agreed Upon

“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

Date Night in the Days of Coronavirus

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

What’s Cooking at Your House?

We came to Roanoke to work for a friend and escape the long, slow end of winter in Vermont. It's our retirement plan. We know we are never going to really retire but if we can work and travel we're okay with that. For now. Until we get really old. But maybe by then I'll … Continue reading What’s Cooking at Your House?

Hello Old Friends – Coronavirus Stories

Hello. It's me. It's been so long since I've written a blog it's taken awhile to remember how this all works - how to download the photos, navigate the website, and even log in to my account. After getting lost a few times I eventually found my way and here I am. It was Orson … Continue reading Hello Old Friends – Coronavirus Stories