Pandemic #1

The Coronavirus pandemic is a global phenomenon with incredibly local implications.  It’s easy to get hyper-focused on the worldwide aspect, the hit on large metropolitan cities, and federal and state government responses.  Let us not forget the blow it is taking on the small business community; those who work their humps off daily, scraping by to […]

Posted in: Faith, Pandemic, Rural, Small Town by Mark No Comments

Winter Surprise

Meteorologists were forecasting a tiny bit of snow, but surprisingly it turned into 3″-4″ of beautiful winter wonder.  Significant, but short lived (which bodes best for us in the south!).  I couldn’t resist getting out for a quiet walk in the woods at the nearby park.  Textures, forms, and shapes abound with several inches of snow layered on […]

Posted in: Landscapes, Rural, Winter by Mark 1 Comment

Memorial Day – Small Town USA

I just returned from an extended weekend in western North Carolina with my best bud Carl.  Among the many other great things about the trip, it reminded me how much I value and miss my small town roots.  Small towns often do the important things in a big way!  I witness this incredible example on my route […]

Posted in: Architecture, Flag, Rural by Mark 1 Comment
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