Monthly Archives: January 2016

“This was how our parents taught us to love the mountains: They made us feel like part of them. Because, in essence, mountains are like people: To love them, you must first get to know them, and when you do, you can tell when they are angry and when they are happy, how you should […]

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We’ve had a healthy snow storm descend on the Smokies within the past few days and everything’s shutdown and closed up. Basically what that means is, I can’t get where I need to be.  Try as I may, I looked for a way in on Sunday, but to no avail. The best I could do […]

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“Pea Island Life-Saving Station was a life-saving station on Pea Island, on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. It was the first life-saving station in the country to have an all-black crew, and it was the first in the nation to have a black man, Richard Etheridge, as commanding officer.” “Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge […]

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The Cunning Crow. “Crows are mischievous and clever, resourceful and opportunistic, widespread and ever present. Yet, crows also have a more sinister association, their shadows, their darkness, their taunting voices. Crows symbolize the two sides of the human experience: life and death.”  

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