Life Story: Chapter Seventy Three

Welcome to a series of stories that basically make up my autobiography. It’s not entirely thorough, but I’ll do the best I can with the memories locked away inside my head. Could be therapeutic for me. Could be humorous for you. Either way, enjoy… Previously on Life Story... I auditioned for a choir known as … Continue reading Life Story: Chapter Seventy Three

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Why I Love My Town

Kids, I live in a little town called Blacksburg. At times, it doesn't seem that little. That's mostly because it's home to Virginia Tech, which is our state's largest university. Except that it's not... actually... #alternativefacts Anyway, when the students aren't around, Blacksburg definitely has a small town feel. But, really, it doesn't matter if … Continue reading Why I Love My Town

Question of the Week #88

You, your closest friend, and your father are on vacation together, hiking in a remote jungle. Your two companions stumble into a nest of poisonous vipers and are bitten repeatedly. You know neither will live without an immediate shot of anti-venom, yet there is only a single dose of anti-venom and it is in your … Continue reading Question of the Week #88

Day Twenty Four

Where I Live I live in Blacksburg, Virginia. I don't care who knows it. In fact, I encourage you to stop by sometime. We can grab some dinner at the Rivermill (which is home to the greatest tater tots on the planet) or take in the natural beauty of one of the many local hiking … Continue reading Day Twenty Four

The Single Guy vs. Another Hiking Trip

Kids, I'm starting to think that all hiking trips in which I'm involved are doomed to fail before they begin. You'll recall I attempted a solo trip to the Cascades recently, which ended with me reaching the entrance and turning around and going home due to the overcrowding of the trail. Yesterday, I joined a … Continue reading The Single Guy vs. Another Hiking Trip

The Single Guy vs. the Hiking Trip

Kids, it is a gorgeous day here in southwest Virginia. The sun is shining. The temperature isn't crazy high. And, for a welcome change, the humidity is low. I decided that today would be a good day to combat my natural instinct to hide in my room and binge watch Netflix. I figured it would … Continue reading The Single Guy vs. the Hiking Trip