Is the park ranger a psychopath? A new kind of ‘shower scene’ in the Smokies.

Great Smoky Mountain National Park has become one of our favorite places to camp. When we planned our third visit this summer, Monica picked out a site at the Cataloochee Campground on the North Carolina side of the park. Great Smoky Mountain National Park is dotted with former settlements from the days before the park … More Is the park ranger a psychopath? A new kind of ‘shower scene’ in the Smokies.

Applying some of life’s lessons to Sheltering In Place

There’s a lot to read about COVID-19 out there. No one is unaffected and it’s unlikely that I have a completely original thought about the current “shelter in place” order that most of us find ourselves under. We’re healthy, we have a full pantry, and hopefully enough toilet paper to last until people realize we … More Applying some of life’s lessons to Sheltering In Place

Need to run a faster marathon? Snickers really satisfies.

I began writing this post long before coronavirus became a constant factor in daily life. I’ll certainly have something to say about the pandemic from the perspective of someone with a serious medical condition. For now, enjoy this break from 24-hour coronavirus programming: Most days, Monica wakes up at about 4:30 in the morning, sneaks … More Need to run a faster marathon? Snickers really satisfies.