It seems we're addicted to walks, at least during this curiously warm week in the quiet days before regular life demands our attention again. On Monday, I went for a walk by myself to clear my head, twisting and turning through residential roads. There's been some drama - and some loss - in my circle … Continue reading walks

VA FolkLife

We just got back from a brief but enjoyable visit to the Virginia Folk Life Apprenticeship Showcase. The program exists to link enthusiastic learners to master craftspeople within Virginia. The showcase featured oyster shuckers; banjo players; stone masons; guitar, autoharp, gun, mask, pie, cheese, stew, and cider makers; and Chikahominy dancers. We didn't stay for … Continue reading VA FolkLife

all good things

(source) Meteor shower viewing party: a farm in the mountainous countryside a vast field watching dusk turn into night a black German Shepherd a good, old-fashioned campfire salads made from home-grown vegetables guitars, a mandolin, and a banjo a full view of summer constellations (it's been too long since I've gazed upward) ghost stories and … Continue reading all good things