Snow Day, Not on the Farm

North Carolina was brought to a screeching halt this week as 12 inches of snow blanketed some regions of the state (yes, 12 inches!). Surprisingly, this snowfall didn't even come close to reaching NC's largest snowstorm that dumped 20 inches on Raleigh in 2000. But, as any North Carolinian will tell you, any amount of [...]

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A Dog’s Inspiration

The photo challenge themes this week are pets (from Dutch Goes the Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge) and 2017 Favorites (Daily Post). These themes are a perfect pairing. Athena is a four-year old American bulldog, pitbull mix. Michelle and I first met Athena on a cold, frigid January night in 2014. We had been talking about [...]

Athena’s Winter Run

Sometime last week I started going through folders of old pictures and videos on my computer to clean up some space. Michelle and I were backing up our favorite photos to a shared folder and then deleting the rest. This exercise also resulted in finding several photos and videos that I forgot about capturing, like [...]

Adventure to Greensboro, NC Part II

My Adventure to Greensboro, NC Part I can be found here.  * * * My dreams on Friday night were filled with pleasant recaps of past adventures as Michelle and I had started filling the pages of our hiking notebook the night before. These pleasant dreams would not last forever as they were interrupted by [...]

Adventure to Greensboro NC Part I

There we were at a KOA in Greensboro, NC visiting a city that, when we moved to Raleigh two years ago, I had first believed to be a drive-thru city . Every year during Christmas we drove past the town and from the expressway there wasn't much to see, but after our third trip we've been [...]

Mysterious Mountains Below

About a week ago I flew out to San Francisco to attend the American Chemical Society's (ACS) Spring National meeting. These meetings are always a great combination of sight seeing, visiting new cities, networking, and learning more about the field of chemistry. I was attending the meeting to give my first oral presentation (at this [...]