Hi friends, I am proud to report that I have finally put a little muscle into one of my other blogs after a long period of dormancy. It is published and public, but still in progress. Venerate Your Dead is a death-positive ode to ancestor veneration rituals and spirit festivals around the globe, with a focus…
It is said that the last shot of the Civil War east of the Mississippi River was fired in Waynesville, North Carolina in May of 1865. You can visit the memorial on Sulphur Springs Road.
Lake Junaluska is a census-designated territory, which occurs when a thriving community extends past the legal and/or geographical borders of an incorporated city.
Boojum was a mystical 9 feet tall creature covered in grey hair. Half mountain man and half Sasquatch-like beast, he liked to drink his home brew, hang out in caves with his woman, and roam around collecting sparkly things which he was known to stash all across the Smokies.
Renvyle, as promised in the Airbnb listing, is absolutely remote. We still had no food, no phone service, no way of checking in with our families, or calling for help. So once again we fled.
I’ve heard stories about this place long before I visited. One friend described it as a rowdier Hooters with karaoke and camping
We knew, hoped even, that there had to be at least one weird thing in Bat Cave, but how were we supposed to explain THAT?
Eastern Europe, diverse as it is, has a hundred variations for every dish it offers. Borsch, for example. During my time in Russia, I did not find a single menu that failed to tempt me with my favourite stew Борщ, the notorious stew most non-Slavs do not quite understand. Борщ- those four letters which translate…
It took over two years from the birth of Miller’s idea to the start of its construction, but with a pooled $20,000 and seven months of hard voluntary labour the Friends finally had their garden.
We took a mini-vacation to Lake Lure, an enchanting small town about 40 minutes southeast of Asheville, North Carolina. You might say that I…had…the time of my life…
During the Manhattan Project, workers were sanctioned into communities. Each had its own town square where residents at respective plants could purchase their food…because of this, Oak Ridge lacks a central downtown area, but has many clusters of interesting places instead.
I never thought that I would be using these drawings to look back and reminisce.