"I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers." Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery
“This week the mountains are subtly polka-dotted with color. Red-orange, gold, auburn, and lime dot the still dark green hillsides and hollows like billiard balls on a pool table. That's what you'll see from many of the overlooks along Skyline Drive anyway,” opined a national park employee last Friday, October 3. He or she was responsible for Shenandoah National Park’s weekly online foliage update. Thursday, October 9, 2014
I’ll be honest. I thought I knew everything there was about cleaning house by the time I was 23. My mother taught me how to clean a bathroom while I was still a wee lass (Curses on white tile floors.). Later, I would clean for money, making a little on the side as a teenager and later working for a company in northern Virginia while I attended classes at George Mason University (Curses on empty four-story townhouses with five bathrooms.). Thursday, September 18, 2014
Last month, I wrote a story about Leigh McCrea, a Cumberland native who has sacrificed hours of her time trying to save the unwanted dogs and cats that would otherwise be euthanized at the Cumberland Animal Shelter.
Do I like dogs? No. Not one bit. They are too slobbery, hairy and demanding for me. Thursday, August 7, 2014