Rock Scramble

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There’s a great hike here in Virginia, and I was privileged enough to spend a large portion of my life with it basically in my backyard. It’s up a mountain called Old Rag and when we were visiting family over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, I climbed it again, for the first time in years. Continue reading

An Open Letter To My Aching Leg

Dear Tenacious Little Running Injury,

Is is okay if I call you TLRI for short? No, you prefer Tenacious I, like Tenacious D – but with an I. Fine. Now, comedy music duo names aside, I’m writing to let you know that you’ve made your point loud and clear and I’m going to need you to leave.

I’ve learned two things about myself since you showed up: Continue reading

A Little Walk in the Woods

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One of the tallest waterfalls in the United States, Crabtree Falls, is right here in the state I’ve lived in my whole life, lless than two hours from where I live now. Yet, I had never seen it until a couple of weeks ago. I’ve been to England, France, Ireland, Italy, and Belgium. Even spent a few hours in Iceland. And yet I had never seen this super amazing thing miles from home. There’s a thinly veiled allegory in there about not seeing the things right in front of you, right? Continue reading