Author: Paul


The first of November roared into Charlotte bringing lots of rain and high winds. Pretty much all day, there was a very stiff breeze, around 20 – 25 MPH, perhaps. During the late afternoon, around 3 I would suppose, the clouds parted for a bit and let the sunshine grace us for a couple of hours on the last day of Daylight Saving’s Time. I was out doing a little shopping, not at, but near Target and I happened upon…


I’ve been checking back, now and again, to see how the fall colors are progressing. Alas, they are pretty muted this year; however, there is one tree that I can always count on, every year. It’s not let me down in 3 falls in a row. It’s in McDowell Nature Preserve and it stands at the edge of the water, very close to the tree in the other post with all of the fishing lines. It too is a great…


Well, autumn has made its appearance. This tree told of summertime stories, of fishing, of learning, of laughter.


So, what do the following things have in common? Dogs, birds, hamster, Stevie Wonder, and breast feeding. Well, all could be found at Jubilee, an interesting “church” in, of course, Asheville, NC. Well, Stevie Wonder was NOT there, but his music was! I’ve asked Vanessa to not exclude me from things just because she “thinks” that I might not like it. Well, I asked for it! Vanessa invited me to join her at Jubilee. She thought that I’d find it…


Saturday morning, around a little after 7:00 AM, I spent about 30 minutes sitting on a boat ramp near the edge of the water, watching the sunrise. It was quite, cool, peaceful, orange … perfect.


From the 13th floor, if I look west (to my right), I can see BB&T Stadium, new home of the Charlotte Knights minor league baseball team. I hadn’t realized that it was so close to where I worked. On Tuesday, I decided to go for a walk during lunch. It was a beautiful day, about 80 degrees or so. As I headed towards BB&T Stadium, I had to pass through a park that I didn’t even know existed. The name…

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