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  • In order to assay the grandiosity that is the Appalachian Trail, one need look no further than the inspired words of author and novice hiker Bill Bryson (“A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail”): To my surprise, I felt a certain springy keenness. I was ready to hike. I had waited […]

  • There’s one angle to log houses that awakens a passion for nature and a sentimental feeling toward this rustic home environment and its western flair. Visions of pioneers chopping down trees, sizing logs and building their own homes are blended with the simplicity of an uncomplicated lifestyle. Then there’s the perspective of today’s contemporary log […]

  • Perhaps we all have that friend. That friend who enthusiastically seizes any opportunity to publicly brandish the joy of zipping into a sleeping bag to slumber under the stars. Maybe we are that friend. With the onset of spring comes the onset of camping season. We start to crack open the house with a cautious […]

  • Small art associations come and go. Struggles to survive seem to be part of the fabric as times change over the years. I joined the Blacksburg Regional Art Association (BRAA) in 2010 soon after arriving in town when it was at a bit of a low point. Today, at the age of 70, it is […]

  • In 1952, the New York Yankees won the World Series over the Brooklyn Dodgers 4-3; and on the car front, the first Corvette prototype was finished and shown the next year at the General Motors 1953 Motorama show in New York City. Just four years earlier, in 1948, the newly formed National Association for Stock […]