22 miles to round out 2022: Peters Mountain Road to Sherwood Drive

“If you can’t do great things, do small things in a great way.” – Napoleon Hill Happy Thanksgiving readers! The approaching end of the year always makes me look over my “Uber List,” which is essentially the combination of a bucket list for the year with a smidge of resolution.  One of my goals was … More 22 miles to round out 2022: Peters Mountain Road to Sherwood Drive

24 + 12 Does Not Equal 30 … Oops – Woodrow Road to Sherwood Road

“Courage doesn’t always roar.  Sometimes courage is a quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.’” – Mary Anne Radmacher November tends to be a tough month for me, between the dwindling daylight, the approaching holidays and teaching students whose angst seems exaggerated by the changing conditions as well.  … More 24 + 12 Does Not Equal 30 … Oops – Woodrow Road to Sherwood Road

Some Rocky Roads in Quartzylvania – Woodrow Road to Caledonia State Park

“For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson After an internal debate, I decided that we would head out to do our small section hike last Friday. Charlie and I had been sick, but not so much so that we were unable to do a light backpacking … More Some Rocky Roads in Quartzylvania – Woodrow Road to Caledonia State Park

Unfinished Business in Connecticut : Backpacking with kids

“I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees.” – Henry David Thoreau  I know the calendar year is what most adults consider “a year,” but for me, my years are counted by the academic calendar.  About this time last year I was getting back from Harpers Ferry from my … More Unfinished Business in Connecticut : Backpacking with kids

Unexpected Depths

The spring, or vernal, equinox was last Sunday here in the northern hemisphere.  The day prior I had taken my kids to the Luray Caverns in Virginia, something I had been wanting to do for a few months now, but most weekends were taken up by basketball games.  The equinox marks when the sun passes … More Unexpected Depths