The Aboyne Highland Games- CAVE ADSUM!

This post is by Nancy Jardine. I’m off on my Scottish high horse yet again, today, to sell my books... and on this blog. This time I’m manning a stall at the famed Aboyne Highland Games, a large event by many local standards. Recently on this blog, I seem to always be posting about historical … Continue reading The Aboyne Highland Games- CAVE ADSUM!


Outer Banks

by Joe Stephens As folks who are part of this blog group may know, I'm currently on vacation at the Outer Banks. Specifically, we're renting a condo in Southern Shores, which is essentially Kitty Hawk. If you've never been here and you live within driving distance, it should go high on your bucket list. We've … Continue reading Outer Banks

Back to School Shopping

This post by Jennifer Flaten The school supply list posted last week. I figured it was bound to arrive soon, after all the stores have not only placed the school supplies on the shelves, but they have Christmas items waiting at the fringes of the store ready to knock the school supplies off the shelf … Continue reading Back to School Shopping


By S. J. Brown As a wildlife photographer I love what I do. Getting close to wild creatures and recording that moment is awesome. Spending time outdoors enjoying Mother Nature is also a great part of what I do. Another part of what I do that I love is Sharing. Sharing my images, sharing my … Continue reading Sharing

Life Happens – NaNoWriMo Planning Starts Now

Up until the end of May, 2015 was a good year for the most part. June 1 came and everything changed. I won't go into boring details about what happened but there were three fronts of attack on my happiness and security that left me with no will to write. No will to do anything … Continue reading Life Happens – NaNoWriMo Planning Starts Now

The Gift of Balance

Post copyright by Doris McCraw I rarely talk about myself. My nature I am an intensely private person. In today's post, I am opening the door just a bit to illustrate the idea of Balance. As some of you know on June 15, 2015 torrential rains caused an overflow of water in the sewer and … Continue reading The Gift of Balance

People Versus Dolphins

by Sarah M. Chen         When I travel, I research A LOT because that’s just in my nature. But also I like to know what my options are, such as must-see points of interest, the most intriguing neighborhoods, where the best food is, etc. For my most recent trip, a cruise to … Continue reading People Versus Dolphins

Relatives and Mountains

by Neva Bodin My brother-in-law has a license plate holder that says, “My Happy Place is in the Mountains.” And he spends time at his happy place with our family each summer, this year for the eighth year. At times we’ve had 16 family members present. This year there were only nine of us and … Continue reading Relatives and Mountains

Through the Gates of Yesteryear’s Amusement Parks

Just three weeks ago we revived a childhood memory and again rode the passenger trains of the Santa Fe Railroad. Now we’re going to catch some new memories and walk through the gates of “Yesteryear’s Amusement Parks.” Some are still around, like Disneyland, but vastly changed and updated with 21st century technology. Others are gone, … Continue reading Through the Gates of Yesteryear’s Amusement Parks

Work It

This post by Jennifer Flaten   This post by Jennifer Flaten   My daughters expressed interest in going to work with me. It wasn’t because they are interested in my profession, more that they wanted to escape the house on a summer day. Plus, they are extremely curious (okay, really more like nosy).   And … Continue reading Work It