Rural Living July 2020

Of Change and Constancy There’s no longer a Monday or Tuesday, just a ‘Nextday’ July 2020 As I write this in late May, I can only imagine what July might be looking like. Right now, Virginia businesses are like an early spring flower: Poking up their heads and looking...

Rural Living June 2020

Is It Over Yet? Months after the onset of COVID-19, much uncertainty still abounds June 2020 Is it over yet? The deadline for this column is six weeks before the issue date. That means I’m writing this in late April. So: I don’t know what I don’t know. Are the tests...

Rural Living May 2020

From Happy to Sad and Back to Happy I was going to feel like Queen for a Day at the Apple Blossom Festival, but fate intervened May 2020 I was happy and proud and excited, all at the same time. Throw in a little nervous, and you’ve got my state of mind for early May....

Rural Living February 2020

For the Love of Food And it’s not all ‘Greek’ to me February 2020 This is the month that’s all about love. Therefore, I will write about … food. George Bernard Shaw once wrote or said, “There is no love greater than the love of food.” A dear, departed friend once sent...

Rural Living October 2019

Wildlife in My Living Room If you want true reality, turn your TV to Animal Planet for a few hours. October 2019 I’ll admit: I’ve become addicted to several shows on the Animal Planet. It’s almost all I watch at night. What I did on my summer vacation was write first,...