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The Art of Walking in the Woods

Walking in the woods is one of my very favorite things to do. But I have to be careful who I say that to, because people then often want to come with me. And it wasn’t until I read this poem by Mary Oliver that I realized why I so rarely take people up on it...

Hiking in WNC: Respect the WHAT?!?

We love to hike with our dog. And, happily, there are some great spots for getting out and tromping around in the woods in western North Carolina. I will confess to sometimes rolling my eyes at the people out on the trail who are surprised to discover things like: If...

Spending Time with Writers

At The Mitford Museum, we hosted our first annual GetLit! this past weekend. While Hurricane Ian threatened to have a negative impact, the storm skirted us, and we had a great time. As a writer, there are few things more fun than hanging out with other writers....