Thoughts on Thanksgiving

Today, I feel like I am living a slow-motion life, sort of like a scene from the holiday classic, The Homecoming. If you remember the movie about John Boy and his memories growing up on Walton’s Mountain, you will relate to what I am talking about in today’s blog post. I think it began when I decided to stay in Mullens over Thanksgiving weekend. The MOC had booked Buddy Allen and The Cheat River Band to play in the gym the evening Continue reading

Meanwhile, Back at the Office ….

Ninety days in West Virginia – where has the time gone? From August 17 to November 17, I have logged a lot of miles on my hiking boots. But if I don’t start talking about my work projects now, I probably never will, so let me turn my attention elsewhere. First, I opened my inbox to find a really nice e-mail from our VISTA office: Maria,  Change is never easy. And the first three months of Continue reading

Shots Fired on the Mountain

Fall is my favorite time of year, so I wanted to share some of the pictures I have taken on recent hikes around Central Appalachia. In the middle of this photo album, notice the peak bursts of color. Many of the orange-and-red photos were taken within a 3-mile radius of downtown Mullens during the last week of October. Photos that appear near the top were taken from various points along the New River Gorge. Photos near the bottom Continue reading