The Case for a Hot Cup of Tea

The Case for a Hot Cup of Tea

I live in the south, where sweet tea reigns supreme. And I love a good glass of sweet tea, so much so that I swear I was born a Southerner in a past life. But, to me, there is nothing like a good cup of hot tea. My grandma Love always made us a cup […]

Paw Prints on My Heart

Paw Prints on My Heart

by Mindy Love I knew the moment I picked her up in my arms that Daphne’s time was swiftly coming. We set out on a walk much like we did every evening. Always excited to be out doing her favorite thing [taking a walk] I was contented to make her happy. She took her time sniffing and so we plodded along […]

gallery goes POP: Warhol

gallery goes POP: Warhol

by Mindy Love Love him or hate him, everyone knows Andy Warhol, or at least they know his work. Now you have the chance to see his work if you live in Eastern North Carolina. The David McCune International Art Gallery at Methodist College is featuring 34 works by the late artist in their new exhibit “gallery goes POP: Warhol.” Growing […]

Father Time and Mother Nature

Father Time and Mother Nature

That’s it. I’m done with winter. The time changed and the winter blahs have settled in for, well, the winter. Never mind that winter only officially began on 21 December, I’ve had enough. Right now I’m sitting by myself at the kitchen island with the TV on the Hallmark Channel where some mushy movie is […]

A non-resolution New Year’s resolution

A non-resolution New Year’s resolution

This year, although I didn’t make any resolutions per se, I am attempting to find more Zen and inner calm. It’s a year with a non-resolution New Year’s resolution, because why not? Cheers to 2019!

Ode to Summer

Ode to Summer

Where did the summer go? I swear it was Memorial Day only a couple weeks ago. As it turns out, Labor Day is in the rearview mirror and autumn is straight ahead. What happened? I’ll tell you what happened. I’m old. They say time flies when you’re having fun. Well I’m here to tell you […]

A Tale of the Twin Cities: Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN

A Tale of the Twin Cities: Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN

Admittedly, I didn’t visit St. Paul on my own as a vacation destination. Work called and so I went. I was there for training in a most exciting topic – hazardous waste manifesting and Department of Transportation certification training. Quite the mouthful, no? Not one to miss an opportunity to explore, I set out across […]

Great Wagon Road Distillery – Charlotte, NC

Great Wagon Road Distillery – Charlotte, NC

It’s all about the research. Any chance to visit a local distillery for “research” is an easy “yes!” I’ve been working on an article for a magazine about classic Southern beverages, so of course using a local North Carolina distillery for these summer libations was a no-brainer! A little research on NC Distilleries, and I […]

Life is Short

Life is Short

“Guys, I have bad news. :/ We just got a call an hour ago from Jackie at Endangered Species and they found Chris laying unresponsive with his eyes open on his office floor. The paramedics believe it’s a stroke. He is currently at Womack but they are getting ready to transfer Chris to Duke or […]

Press Play to Continue

Press Play to Continue

My life has been on pause for several weeks now. I haven’t written anything or taken photos for quite some time, beginning in the late fall. The holidays were ridiculously busy and work was off the chain at end of 2017 – I barely had time to breathe. Then, to start the New Year off […]