Do you wash windows?

This little guy hung around the whole time I was washing windows. I couldn't figure out if he wanted to help or sell me some insurance.

Eastern Fox Squirrel

I think these squirrels are really cute. The first time I saw one I wasn't sure what it was. With the white nose and ears, plus the long tail it almost looked like a monkey sitting up in the tree. If you double left click each picture you get a larger version.

Semi-Trail Half Marathon

If you have already read the "From 909 to 911" post below, you know they have just opened a park with some interesting single track trails near where we live. Today they held  5K, 10K, 1/2 marathon races at the park in memory of Ray who died of a rare form a bone cancer at […]

Slow in the Water.

I was going to call this post "Dead in the Water", but I'm just a tad faster than that. I think I'm the world's slowest swimmer. I've done a few triathlons and always had trouble in the swim. I attributed it to my inability to swim in a pack. Now that I've started swimming laps […]


What is it with cyclists? That's not anyone who rides a bike, it's the riders on their fancy road bikes wearing spandex pants and brightly colored shirts. The ones who fantasize they are Lance. Before I go any further, I must tell you I'm a cyclist, at least as far as the bike and the […]


The forecast said snow. My thoughts were, "I'll believe it when I see it."

From “909” to “911”

For many years I ran trails in a state forest affectionately known as "909", which referred to the number of acres in the forest. One of my biggest worries in moving to NC was the lack of trail running in our area. The running gods have smiled on me as Brunswick County has just opened […]


With all the woods, ponds, small streams, and swamps in the areal there are also lots of critters. We have seen deer in the yard almost every day. Of course they raise havoc with the new bushes we put in. I've had to cover most of them so they wouldn't get eaten down to the […]

A Christmas Gift

Last Christmas day I did something I had not done for many years. I went ice skating. Making use of the perfect ice on the pond across the street from my sister's house, we had over 20 family members sliding around using different forms of mobility. With a pair of skates borrowed from my sister-in-laws […]