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Part III of the Appalachian Trail - NC/TN (The Smoky Mountains)

Day 15 – Thursday, April 17, 2014

Destination: Mollies Ridge Shelter
Starting Location: Fontana Dam Shelter Today’s Miles: 11.00
Trip Miles: 173.60

I’m a little ashamed right now. 3,141 more words

Appalachian Trail


Grandfather makes flutes, meticulously crafted with devotion and hewn with an old knife, then to be polished with alternating stones.

He’s not interested in marketing them and restricts his flute making efforts to his grandchildren. 299 more words

Languages of the soul


Humanity communicates in many different forms. We have an intellectual form of communication we consider ‘normal’. Often that ‘normal’ way of communication cannot not be fully comprehended or expressed by all of us. 103 more words


Deliver Me

Lots of couples get divorced. Plenty share custody of their kids. Life goes on…but not always smoothly and perfectly.This short story, which covers about one hour on an average Sunday afternoon, first appeared in an issue of the literary journal  2,117 more words

Short Story

Time For Christmas Cheer

Nothing puts a smile on my face quite like riding around looking at all the Christmas lights. I can’t get out and do it like I used to, which makes me sad. 83 more words


Why Do You Pick N' Grin?

Yet again, this is another question I find myself answering often. Stereotypes associated with banjo players (pickers) are usually “rednecks” that look and act like the locals in the movie, The Deliverance, where the famous… 582 more words