Author Archives: smithposts

On running and December…

“Running is nothing more than a series of agruements between the part of your brain that wants to stop and the part that wants to keep going.”  -unknown It’s over and finished, my first run in weeks. Three slow but … Continue reading

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Do you believe in the paranormal…

Are you serious about the paranormal or a curious nonbeliever with a sense of adventure?  Last Saturday night, just prior to Halloween, when downtown Knoxville was filled with 100’s of ghosts and zombies and a flash mob may or may … Continue reading

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Roaming in the Roans…

Mountains are the beginning and end of all natural scenery.   John Ruskin I think the balds of the Roan Highlands are about the most beautiful place I have ever hiked. Located in the Unaka Mountain Range in Upper East … Continue reading

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Trying to shake loose the guilt of commitments…

I went for a run this morning, I needed to clear my head. Work, volunteer committee meetings that have developed into more meetings and other life demands have me feeling a little blue. It was raining lightly as I left … Continue reading

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The Meaning of Thanksgiving…

I woke Thanksgiving morning tired and a little stressed.  The day had turned into a big deal for our little family of four.  Several weeks ago my father, who is a resident of a retirement home and temporarily in a … Continue reading

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Life’s Little Wake Up Calls…

I have been out of touch for a few weeks!  It is not that I don’t have anything to say, I am just having trouble carving out enough time to say it.   We are busy working hard and playing harder … Continue reading

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