Welcome to My Home

I know... I was supposed to do a pseudo-tour of my new apartment for the blog a few weeks ago. A couple weeks ago? I can't remember when. All I know for sure is that I've been putting it off. For a while, I was postponing the whole thing because I didn't quite have everything … Continue reading Welcome to My Home

Good-Bye Green House

For the last year and some months, I've been able to call the Green House my home. I almost wrote¬†proud to call the Green House my home... But if you've ever been inside the Green House, you know that's probably not something one should take pride in. Those of us who have made the Green … Continue reading Good-Bye Green House

Did I Mention I Moved?

Kids, it occurs to me that, since I've come back from my self-imposed blogging hiatus, I have not shared the details of my recent move. Seems like that would be an important topic to blog about, seeing as how I used the move as an excuse to put off my return to blogging. Even though, … Continue reading Did I Mention I Moved?

My Three Dream Homes

It might be safe to say that everyone, at some point in their lives, has had a dream home. It's that house that, for whatever reason, stands out in our minds as the perfect combination of walls, floors, ceilings, and roof. For some, it could be an apartment in a bustling city. For others, it … Continue reading My Three Dream Homes

Question of the Week #111

If your parents became infirm and the only alternative to bringing them into your home was to put them in a nursing home, would you do so? What about a sister or brother who suffered a permanently crippling injury and--other than your home--had nowhere to go but a convalescent home? This is going to make … Continue reading Question of the Week #111

The Evidence Speaks for Itself

After 30 years of competing for parental affection and favoritism, the clear winner was my younger sister, April. Why did it become obvious after 30 years? That would have to be the surprise party she received for her 30th birthday. Let the record show: I did not receive a surprise birthday party when I turned … Continue reading The Evidence Speaks for Itself

So Many Questions, Part V

Last one, I promise... 81. Have you ever risked a friendship by telling someone you liked them? So many times. And, as you can tell, it worked out great. Each and every time. 82. Would you rather be alone doing something you enjoy or doing something you don't like with your best friends? Doing something … Continue reading So Many Questions, Part V

Go Home Again

The bus pulled into the station at exactly 7:03. The sun was long gone and the tiny town was lit by street lights and blinking traffic lights. Kathryn stepped off the Greyhound and closed up her jacket. She had forgotten how cold this place got on a January evening. She walked over to the side … Continue reading Go Home Again

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

Day Fifteen

My Dream House Honestly, I don't often think about what could be considered my dream house. I know the things that I'd like to have, but I don't have any delusions that those things will ever truly be a reality. I want a house by a lake. I don't care how many bedrooms the place … Continue reading Day Fifteen