Category Archives: Life

Closing out November

A few photos and notes to finish out November, December has arrived so very quickly. We celebrated our usual Thanksgiving, John in Huntsville with his family, Leslie’s husband, Mike with his family here in Knoxville and the three sisters, the … Continue reading

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Late November

As these late November mornings begin to unfold, a soft, blue light filters through the windows. The light, grey in hue, reflects against the darkness and barely luminates plants, books and other objects scattered about. Slowly daylight fills the room … Continue reading

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November and Running

“There‚Äôs nothing like the sun as the year dies,Kind as can be, this world being made so,To stones and men and birds and beasts and flies,To all things that it touches except snow,Whether on mountainside or street of town.The south … Continue reading

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A Good Week for Democracy

Last Wednesday, I arrived at the campground feeling exhausted and unwell. I was dismayed by the size of the campground and the number of oversized RVs. I felt like we had moved very far from the solitude of backpacking, and … Continue reading

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Fall Colours Tour and the Opera

Life is happening faster than my posting can keep up. I have Vanlife #2 and a nice fall hike write-up waiting for a distracted me to finish. But this week, as I rehab my knee from a fall on the … Continue reading

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Hiking Middle Prong and Running

The house seems to be in a state of flux and clutter as we move from one camping trip to another, all the while executing our day to day lives. Fall is here. The hot, steamy, drowsy days of summer … Continue reading

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Van Life Begins

We finally picked up our van and what an adventure we had… Continue reading

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Sweeping out a lackluster week.

This is one week that I will be glad to whisk out the backdoor. Not that it was a bad week, no, I have had much worse. Instead, this has been of the wearisome variety, a wasted week. I have … Continue reading

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Officially Fall, sorta…

It’s official, fall is here, at least meteorological fall (September 1-November 30). While we won’t see temperatures associated with fall until well after the autumnal equinox, fall is in the air. I can hear it in the chatter of the … Continue reading

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Vanlife…

This happened last week, in Ohio… We left her at the dealership for a while, we still have a foot trip to take before we can focus on van adventures. But oh, the places we will go…

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