Category Archives: Nature


My favorite animals (in no particular order) include:  dogs, giraffes, cows, and goats.  Having been separated from our family pups for the past five years and, admittedly, not ever really having much of a relationship with any giraffes or cows, … Continue reading

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I think there is some magic that occurs within that hour between when the sun begins to set and the stars light up the sky in the evening.  Birds sing the last notes of their daily melodies and light flickers … Continue reading

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Happy Place

When I was in the tenth grade, I took geometry with this sort of kooky woman named Ms. Hassall.  If you know me, you are aware of my brain’s dysfunction when it comes to any sort of mathematics other than … Continue reading

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August Afternoon

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When you walk to the edge of all the light you have and take that first step into the darkness of the unknown, you must believe that one of two things will happen: There will be something solid for you … Continue reading

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This morning as I was walking to the gym after class I had a “moment.”  I was listening to some gospel and all of a sudden I looked up and noticed how the trees are becoming filled with little green … Continue reading

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Every time I drive home, back to the mountains, I get this feeling of thanksgiving and like I am overflowing with amazement at the beauty of my surroundings.  Southwestern Virginia is so beautiful.  Growing up in Blacksburg, I didn’t really … Continue reading

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