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Fontana Village 2018 – Returning to Daily Life

6/22/18 Today we went home. As I followed my father down NC Hwy 28, a mist hung over the mountains. This is a common sight in the Smoky Mountains, and it always looks nice. It is also the reason why … Continue reading

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Fontana Village 2018 – A Day on the Town

6/21/18 For our last full day on vacation we drove to Bryson City, NC for lunch and some shopping. First we went to CJ’s Grille and ate outside with a nice view of the mountains. They had a great special … Continue reading

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Fontana Village 2018 – What Are Those Bears Up To?

6/18/18 This picture hangs in the front lobby of the lodge in Fontana Village. It has always amused me. I call it Appalachian Gothic because it is an obvious spoof of America Gothic, and black bears are common in the … Continue reading

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Fontana Village 2018 – Pondering Artwork

6/17/18 This week I have kept my eyes open for writing ideas. It has made me more observant of my surroundings instead of focusing too much on my own thoughts. I took this photo yesterday at the lodge. It is … Continue reading

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Fontana Village 2018 – Letting Imagination Run

6/16/18 Today I found a shady spot on the porch in front of the ice cream shop to read and proofread yesterday’s post. Like last year, each post will list the date being described, but I will publish each one … Continue reading

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Fontana Village 2018 – A Journey Begins

6/15/18 Last year I posted a daily journal of my family vacation to Fontana Village in the North Carolina mountains. Now we are back. I do not plan to focus on our daily activities this time, although some I may … Continue reading

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Time for Rest and Contemplation in Iona

Someday I want to visit Iona. It is a tiny island (3 miles long and 1.5 miles wide) in the Hebrides off the west coast of Scotland. I want to visit for a few reasons. In 2001 when I was … Continue reading

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Time for Reflection (and Clearing My Head) at Tallulah Gorge

Last Friday I went back to Tallulah Gorge. The last time I hiked to the bottom and then back up. I was so sore and tired that it took me two days to recover. Today I did not want a … Continue reading

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Looking Back – My Time in Kenya

(Note: The photos in this post look degraded because they were scanned from old prints taken before I had a digital camera.) In the summer of 1997, after my first year in seminary, I went on a short-term mission trip … Continue reading

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Bucket List

Do you have a list of dreams, goals for life? They could be career goals, persona goals, or fun things you dream of doing. What do you want to do before you die? Here is my list, so far. Get … Continue reading

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