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Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good

Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good by Jan Karon (G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2014).

Although the previous book was billed as the “final” one, it clearly wasn’t. I’m not complaining though – it’s always interesting to read another installment in the life of Father Tim, Southern Episcopal priest. 74 more words



With October’s chills and strange things lurking just around the corner, I thought I’d post a story I wrote a few year ago. Parts of the story later grew into scenes of the novel I’m working on now. 941 more words

Lott's Mountain

Goodbye Summer, we hardly knew ya'

Summer was like a shy stranger, here in the Virginia highlands: she sometimes waved from the distance but never really joined the dance. And now it appears she took the fast train South, leaving behind her blooming meadows which thrived despite her benign neglect. 103 more words


It's been a while

Well, It’s been a while since I’ve posted on here and I’ve definitely been neglecting this blog.  A lot has been going on since my last post. 20 more words


Unanswered Questions

Console Energy community forum leaves West Virginia residents with more questions than answers about fracking

Note: This is the first installment in a series about fracking, (hydraulic fracturing for natural gas), controversial because of its impact on public safety and health, as well as the environment. 643 more words


Fall Foliage in Western Maryland

Fall is our favorite time of year here at the Lodge, and anyone who visits us during these treasured months know why! Nestled within the state forest, we have a front row seat to the stunning colors on display. 238 more words

Romantic Escapes