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Blue ridge parkway

Just a great shot of one of the many bridges on the blue ridge parkway in North Carolina.More info on the parkway here. PC: Riding the back woods with Bonita Facebook page.


So much Chemistry...

This week, I started my junior year at college, which, by many peoples’ accounts, is supposed to be the hardest year of school. If you didn’t know, I am a chemistry major, and the challenges of having a life and also studying the amount I need to are already getting to me with only three days of classes under my belt. 401 more words


The day (August 14) began, wonderfully, with a gospel sing as a final conclusion to the Augusta Heritage Festival. This event began, as scheduled, at 10:00 AM, but it did not conclude until well past 11:00 AM. 597 more words

Mountain Music Trail

Ep. 45: Murder Ballads - Part 1

In today’s episode, we explore┬áthe twisting, gruesome world of Appalachian murder ballads. Jack, J.J., and special guest Marie, explain what identifies a murder ballad from other kinds of regional folk songs, then go into detail about the crimes behind the lyrics. 518 more words


Recipes for my Appalachian Readers: A Dilemma

I want to post a good recipe for all my Appalachian readers today. But, I have a dilemma and I guess I’m going to have to write a heartfelt blog post and make a confession before I can do anything. 417 more words


Recipe for Cole Slaw

Here is a lightened up version of a old-fashioned recipe for cole slaw. It’s very easy and can be used just for supper at night or for big family dinners: 67 more words

The Best Work-For-Stay Ever

A few days ago, I had my first work-for-stay experience at one of the Appalachian Mountain Club Huts within White Mountain National Forest. I could have never imagined what would ensue, but I’m pretty sure that I ended up getting the best WFS arrangement of any thru-hiker, ever. 671 more words