Category Archives: roses

The kindness of strangers

8 September, 2019            The kindness of strangers Mackey and Turner and Yuki and I had just gotten out on the rocks this spectacular early September morning, and we saw a young family enjoying the pleasant … Continue reading

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Walking into spider webs/screening phone calls 

28 July, 2019            Walking into spider webs/screening phone calls  Evelyn and I were over in Bonair Monday evening and came back across the Huguenot Bridge toward the Virginia Eye Institute and Starbucks. Evelyn pointed out … Continue reading

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Where to start? Embarrassment of riches

7 July, 2019            Where to start? Embarrassment of riches I didn’t know where to start this week – too much fun stuff. I was parked at a gas station  near a busy intersection Tuesday morning … Continue reading

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Pimento cheese picnic – and more! 

30 June, 2019            Pimento cheese picnic – and more!  My old friend Ethan, world renowned snake photographer and his family were in Roanoke this week visiting their family. They invited me for a picnic and … Continue reading

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Race day

5 May, 2019           Race day Today I celebrated my thirty-second year (!) of being a triathlete! This was my bike at Lake Anna this morning just before noon, maybe forty-five minutes after I’d finished the race: … Continue reading

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Eavesdropping and “money problems” – a true story

28 April, 2019           Eavesdropping and “money problems” – a true story I woke up for work before dawn Wednesday, thinking I had “money problems.” I fixed my oatmeal and read an article in the New York … Continue reading

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Two words about politics: I vote

4 November, 2018            Two words about politics: I vote If you think our country’s doing well, vote to keep it this way. If you think our country needs change, vote to make it. But don’t be … Continue reading

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