I Found a Sylva Lining

The tiny town of Sylva, North Carolina has been growing. With over 2,500 people in a 3-ish square mile radius, there is a huge serving of diversity and culture.  Sure, it has the usual cluster of cafes-shops-and-restaurants, but it gets better. Feel like checking out a Drag show and dancing the night away to the…

Hot Chicken and Sound Suits

West Nashville is a different side of Nashville than I’m used to, not the gritty East Nashville with dimly lit dives, rock venues, and grub pub types places; certainly not the honky tonks and goth/industrial clubs and late night jukebox bars my friends and I have haunted over the years. My sestra and her hubs…

Northern Ireland and the Real Westeros

A short trip through Northern Ireland from Belfast up to the Giant’s Causeway has many attractions along the way, many that were used as filming locations in Game of Thrones. Not being a fan, I was still just as thrilled as the next  person to visit these beautiful landmarks. I know the series’ music and…

Geology & Science, or Big-Mouth Giants?

  At the tip top of Northern Ireland, central to the coast of Antrim, is the Giant’s Causeway. You will find this geographic sorcery in the city of Bushmills, UK and it is about an hour’s drive from Belfast. My pick for this entry is Doomsword’s “The Youth of Finn MacCool”: Local lore spins the…