Dismal Falls Retreat

Looking for a bit of outdoor adventure but wanting something more rustic and quiet, let me introduce to you Dismal Falls Retreat in Bland, Virginia. This under-appreciated park is part of the Jefferson National Forest and offers a bit of everything for the outdoor lover – hiking, camping, fishing, hunting, and horse trails. All easily… Continue reading Dismal Falls Retreat

Bye-Bye Birdie

Tomorrow is the first day of school for our county and I find myself moving towards it with a sense of sad trepidation. My son is a junior in high school this year. My baby boy, the last one. It has been 16 years since I had to take just one child to school. SIXTEEN… Continue reading Bye-Bye Birdie

SOCIAL MEDIA CHALLENGE (conclusion)

Today ends my social media challenge. Though I would like to say that I will not be returning to such time wasting tools such as Facebook, the truth is, I missed it. I missed seeing pictures of my friends’ kids and hearing about the quirky day that my various family members had. In such a… Continue reading SOCIAL MEDIA CHALLENGE (conclusion)

Doing Nothing is Something – Dolce far Niente

  In America we view doing nothing as being lazy, but in Italy it is considered an art. Dolce far niente, “the sweetness of doing nothing” helps bring life back into focus. As the pace of society continues to increase, it is important that we remember how to take a step back and disconnect from… Continue reading Doing Nothing is Something – Dolce far Niente

The Complicated Relationship Between Fear and Procrastination

I watched a show not long ago in which one of the characters is a writer. The plot of this particular episode was him writing a manuscript. Despite being excited about the project, he found himself endlessly procrastinating. In the end, one of his friends informed him that the reason he was procrastinating was because… Continue reading The Complicated Relationship Between Fear and Procrastination

SOCIAL MEDIA CHALLENGE(week 1)

It’s been just over a week since I began the Social Media Challenge and I have to say that I miss my boredom browsing on Facebook. I think it is more of a mindless habit than a need that drives this yearning and it leaves me to wonder if this is how a smoker feels… Continue reading SOCIAL MEDIA CHALLENGE(week 1)

SOCIAL MEDIA CHALLENGE

I am in a love/hate relationship with technology, my family can vouch for this as they have suffered through numerous rants. I blame some of this on what I witness while working with the public – families sitting at a table and nobody speaking, babies watching cartoons while shopping, kids with headphones in while out… Continue reading SOCIAL MEDIA CHALLENGE