January 2022 – A look at my hopes from last year.

In January of 2021 I made a list of wishes that I would hope to be able to see during the year, really without much hope any of them would come to pass. Well, looking at them this January, they for the most part didn’t. Let’s look and see……. Hope 1 – church attendance wouldContinue reading “January 2022 – A look at my hopes from last year.”

Deer Hunting Stories, In Memory of a Great Friend

Yes, time marches on and while it brings us some great things like grandchildren, it also brings us news such as I received a couple of days ago regarding the passing of a dear friend. When I found out last week that he was failing I asked his wife to tell him to remember someContinue reading “Deer Hunting Stories, In Memory of a Great Friend”

Thanksgiving Remembrances

There is no doubt as you get older your activities during Thanksgiving change but one thing should never change. You should always be thankful to God for all he has given us. If you look closely enough today, there are forces at work trying to eliminate the traditional family and family values and that evenContinue reading “Thanksgiving Remembrances”

Lindy Point Overlook

This past Sunday, one of the best for weather this Autumn Season, my wife suggested that we take our bikes and visit Lindy Point at Blackwater Falls State Park in Tucker County West Virginia. This point is one of the most photographed areas of the park, probably second behind the falls itself, and an areaContinue reading “Lindy Point Overlook”

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Recently my wife and I joined our daughter, her husband, and our youngest granddaughter on a bike ride on the Swamp Rabbit Trail in South Carolina. According to the literature this trail is a multi-use (biking and hiking) trail that connects Greenville South Carolina to Traveler’s Rest South Carolina and is about 22 miles long.Continue reading “Swamp Rabbit Trail”

A Walk along a Country Road with a Little Buddy

One of the main reasons I retired over a year ago was so I could help provide daycare for my grandkids while my girls worked. Today is one of those lucky days I get to watch my youngest grandson. We are winding down the summer season, so it was a perfect day to take aContinue reading “A Walk along a Country Road with a Little Buddy”

Thoughts and my daily agenda from a Retired Educator on the First Day of School (warning, some soapbox paragraphs here)

This will be my second year that I have been retired from the public school system. Wow do I miss the kids and their excitement, but I don’t miss the adults who have a personal agenda, or are not truly there for the kids. Thankfully that is a minority of people involved in education, butContinue reading “Thoughts and my daily agenda from a Retired Educator on the First Day of School (warning, some soapbox paragraphs here)”

Babcock State Park, New River Gorge

Last week my wife and I were able to get away for a few days, and our choice of destination was Babcock State Park in Clifton WV. A choice we really liked and recommend if you are looking for a quiet place to get away from it all! Babcock truly is out in the middleContinue reading “Babcock State Park, New River Gorge”

Retired Life in the Country

I have now been retired after 37 years in education for a little over one year and I will have to say that I have not regretted my decision for one instant. As my sister who is also retired told me, I am probably busier than I ever have been but I am doing theContinue reading “Retired Life in the Country”