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Creek Jots 2010-12-09

Image via Wikipedia â–¶ Rotten in Denmark, I’m not so concerned with. But the thing that died in our walls is a problem. And now that we’ve put our heads together–or more to the the point, our noses–we remembered smelling…

Happy Trails: Future Travels

â–¶ So maybe I’m one step closer to making a decision about the Peru trip. I went to the first planning meeting last night, and other than the expenses (known and unknown), what I learned made me lean towards rather…

Creek Notes: 2010-10-27

You can find images that go with some of these snippets at this gallery at min.us–a service I am really enjoying. Check it out! â–¶ I have been invited to go to Peru with a group of high school students…

Fragmented Friday in Floyd

â–¶ Today I’m back off the mountain again for the second day in row–to Roanoke County, and Daleville in particular. I’ll be speaking to Bruce Ingram’s Creative Writing class about blogging, self-publishing and my experience and efforts to “become” a…

Creek Journal 2010-09-22

The High Cost of Low Impact The small, high-intensity lamp that has hovered above my keyboard now for years finally gave up the ghost. I replaced it with a larger, more familiar architect’s articulating desk lamp, and I put a…

Seasonal Notations ~ Mid-September

A sign you’ve reached that certain age… Is when you have more than one medical appointment on the same day–back to back (my jaw is tired thinking about it), both dental, same building, one for lower molar (suspicious dark space…

Creek Jots 2010-09-13

â–¶ More Flavor, Less Filling Choices: give a 15 minute presentation to a dozen people, reading from my stuff; or display my books and smile at strangers for three hours. The latter makes me feel pathetic and isolated, a few…

Friday Jots

â–¶ Successful event (on the SWVA scale of things) with my presentation for the DAR yesterday–with the emphasis on scale. That same lack of the human swarm hereabouts that makes life so livable here also makes it hard in a…

Reaching The End of the Moveable Walk

Image via Wikipedia You know you’ve been in too many airports when you’re walking the grassy median for several blocks, and every time you reach a cross-road, you hear the warning (in several different languages) that you should watch your…

Sunday: The View From Church

One windy spring Sunday as we were leaving, I resisted her “exhortations” to hurry-up-let’s-go and stood beside the car long enough at the Huffville Church parking lot to snap this picture. I’ve long admired the bend in the quiet country…

Creek Jots ~ 2010-05-18

☼ This buzzard probably weighed a few extra pounds from all the rain it soaked up Saturday night. His silhouette made for an eerie sight, perched atop the dead hemlock–carrion feeder sunning from a remnant skeleton tree whose demise was…

Close All Tabs 2010-05-07

Image: Coltsfoot–another invasive whose dandelion-like seeds float far and wide on the breeze. Sign of the times: I forgot to post this before I left for Mt Rogers on Friday. Old-timers disease. CRS. I’ll be heading off later today for…

The Odd Assortment: 2010-04-02

Bathynomus Giganteus: Terrifying Sea Beast (more than 2 feet, head to tail) Hauled Up–looks like a giant ______? Anything from your rock turning childhood days this reminds you of? New Blind Snakes Found No these are NOT worms. They’re on…