Atticus – Part 2

Atticus – Part 2

After a few local day trips, I decided to join some people from the barn on a camping trip at Iron Mountain in Virginia.  They assured me that the seven-hour drive with a horse in tow was worth the effort.  They were right.   Virginia was stunning – even if the...
Atticus – Part 1

Atticus – Part 1

The great adventure began long before I ever hit the trail.  For our eighth wedding anniversary, my husband surprised me with a two-hour trail ride at a little horse farm about an hour north of our home.  By this time, I was well into my thirties with all the usual...
Book Review: Mountain Madness

Book Review: Mountain Madness

Mountain Madness by Clinton Crockett Peters. Mountain Madness is a collection of essays detailing the author’s hiking treks in both Japan, during his tenure as a twenty-something English teacher, and in the United States during his time as an outdoor guide.  His...
Book Review:  Homeland and Other Stories

Book Review: Homeland and Other Stories

Barbara Kingsolver’s Homeland and Other Stories is, like her other works, a masterpiece.  This collection of twelve short stories chronicles the lives of very ordinary people that Kingsolver somehow manages to make incredibly interesting.  I was particularly struck by...
The Glove – Part 2

The Glove – Part 2

Saturday morning came and went and no baseball glove was anywhere in sight.  After rushing out to the empty porch in his pajamas early that morning, Teddy had thrown himself headlong onto the Diving Board and wailed his little heart out.  Mamaw sat next to him on the...