Once Upon a Time … Four Quests

Once upon a time, there was a little boy. Though born into a household with ordinary parents, this was no ordinary little boy. He is destined for greatness and glory. This little boy’s story all started like many stories, with a love between a man and woman. And this man, a nomadic cleric, and woman,… Continue reading Once Upon a Time … Four Quests

Somedays, Life is More of a Crawl than a Walk

This week is gearing up to be all about lessons learned while hiking. Not all these lessons came easy. One of the toughest (most physically stressful hikes) I ever did was along a very popular trail - the Bright Angel Trail at the Grand Canyon. The trail itself wasn’t too difficult. I’ve done more difficult.… Continue reading Somedays, Life is More of a Crawl than a Walk

Let the Donkeys Pass On By

Awhile back, I was hiking the Grand Canyon with my son. It was one of the more popular trails - with scores of people going both ways, descending and ascending. There were a few spots on the trail that had water and shelters. But mostly, this trail was a collection of cutbacks and popular spots… Continue reading Let the Donkeys Pass On By

Die Hard … is … Home Alone, for Adults

My son called yesterday. Something he normally does on his drive home when he is bored and has no one else to call. We call this action ‘pulling a Tuck.’ An inside joke. So he called me and said he was headed home where his newlywed wife had gotten home and made some chili. So… Continue reading Die Hard … is … Home Alone, for Adults

Your Journey Isn’t Over …

It started on a farm in Jetersville. This is not the largest little town In central Virginia, but this is where the story starts. It was a tree that had grown mighty and tall. But something happened. Was it an act of nature? The edge of man's chainsaw? Or just the natural time for this… Continue reading Your Journey Isn’t Over …