New Bern, North Carolina, is a city located along the eastern coast of North Carolina. It's the county seat of Craven County and near several military installations -- Cherry Point and Camp LeJeune, in Jacksonville. It is at the mouth of the Neuse River, making it an excellent inland port. It's named for Bern, Switzerland, … Continue reading SOMA: New Bern, NC
You know what I miss the most about alcohol? I miss not dealing my my emotions and the worries of the day. It is so much easier to wash down anger, fear and other things with a cold beer or glass of wine. But then, you wake up the next morning and the problems are still there, plus maybe a hangover.
Today would have been my father's 62nd birthday. He died a few months before his 60th. For those who recently lost a parents, no, dealing with his death hasn't gotten easier as the time has gone on. I buried myself in work and side-projects for the past month, at the expense of this blog, so … Continue reading SOMA: 62 days of photos
COLUMBIA, N.C. -- Last week we explored Columbia, North Carolina. Just off U.S. 64, heading to the Outer Banks is a welcome center. Beside the center is the Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge. Run by the federal government, the small center offers a look at local wildlife at its welcome center. Head toward the water, … Continue reading SOMA: Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge
In Zombies, Run! season three, I did something horrible. I severely injured and maimed my friends while Moonchild, a researcher turned psycho-hippie, used her mind-control device on me. Sam Yao, one of my best friends who is the radio operator at Abel ... damn, I thought I killed him. Well, Runner 5, the listener's character … Continue reading Training Week 2: This right here
Located in Tyrrell County, Colombia is a short drive from the Outer Banks. As the county seat of one of the poorer areas in North Carolina, it's population was 810 in the 2010 census. Colombia is home to the Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge center and the Pocosin Arts School of Craft, a regional art … Continue reading SOMA: Colombia , North Carolina
Today, Mountain Kid 1 turns 12 years old. I remember at the age of 28 or so, my husband was driving up this mountain in Appalachia with a statue on top in the dead of winter. I looked at him and said that I wanted a kid by the time I was 30. Two months … Continue reading Surviving 12 years of parenting