Old Friends

     Old Friends These are the people who truly get you without question or comment. Separation of time and distance apart matter not between, old friends. Where each conversation is filled by laughter and fond memories. As it always is amidst all old friends. * * * This poem was inspired by our friends [...]


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 [...]


When I first saw that the Tuesday Photo Challenge for this week was nostalgia my initial thought was 'How am I supposed to capture a photo that makes one wistful for the past?' But, then I forgot that this weekend I would be celebrating my 26th birthday. What more do you need to inspire feelings of [...]

Names Carved Upon a Tree

I had originally taken these photos for the Daily Post's Weekly Photo Challenge, Names, but I realized after taking the shots that this was the challenge from two weeks ago! Oh well, I still think they are some pretty cool photos.  Recently, Michelle and I went on a hike at Occoneechee Mountain located in Hillsborough [...]