“RESEARCH OFFERS HOPE FOR THOSE SEEKING DURABLE BOOST IN HAPPINESS.” That’s the title of an article I clipped from the paper this summer. I don’t think I’ve ever clipped a newspaper article, but I saved this one. Because in this piece, I learned the secret of people who are able to sustain happiness after an … Continue reading Durable Happiness
It was a damp, drizzly day here in Blacksburg, fuzzy cloud blankets snuggling the mountain tops. There was no direct light, just a gray, overcast sky – a perfect backdrop for the saturated colors of slick, wet leaves, dripping and mostly green, but with October pops of yellow, orange, and red. And a perfect diffused-light … Continue reading The heft of an old Minolta
We have not had a dull moment since we moved to Blacksburg two weeks ago. It’s summer vacation and we are living it up. Already we have been to free concerts on the lawn at Virginia Tech, a free children’s theater production of Go Dog Go (also on campus), eaten homemade mint chocolate chip ice … Continue reading Like the Halloween Blizzard of ’91
The last time I lived in a college town was when I was in college. You know, before we had kids. Back when we didn’t even start getting ready to go out until 10 pm, and when “Bar & Grill” actually meant “Bar (with food).” I had forgotten about this party-driven aspect of college towns, … Continue reading Life in a college town. With kids.