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Want to spend a little time wandering down the road less traveled?

Read something short or invest some time in an article. Find new perspectives or discover perspectives you had, but needed someone to point them out..


Were You Born in A Barn?


Boonebarndog was. On a tundran high-country morning in western Cackalacky, the original Barndog entered existence.  No Pauxatawny visions then; only stark snow. Who knew six weeks later we would be in the national headlines in a state of emergency as a result of a two-day blizzard? Maybe the birth occurred in a rustic structure, maybe it didn’t?   Barndog was coined because of his name, Barney. The first pup, our first dog, he was the one. For his story see ‘Barndog’ on the menu.



At any rate, Barndog was the first of six elkhounds we’ve owned. The other five having been born in barns, the name perpetuated. Their independence, loyalty, and ingenuity through necessity were akin to our lifestyle; out on the road and out here in this ancient hollow we call home.  The land has names on the map, but we don’t use those names. We have terms like Old Tom’s Orchard, the Homeplace, Andre’s Creek, Baynard’s Tree, the Burnt Ridge and Turtle Spring Meadow.

Locales such as these inspire. Art and writing have always flowed tidally in and out of my life. I have drawn it, painted it, screenprinted it and sold it in a little bookshop on King St. Now, with the advent of this very website, my work is being globally marketed for the first time.

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Flicker - Trail Notes (Book 2 of the Flicker Trilogy)

Why do we walk these trails? We don’t have to use them to get from one place to another. Some trails have difficult terrain. There is always risk of being accosted by wildlife, insects, or questionable humans. So why do we spend our free time and money hiking? Exercise? You can do that in a more controlled environment. Exercise is a by-product. Time away from technology? Maybe. I bring my phone to document my experience in pictures and writing. Let me venture a guess based on my reasons. What you see, what you feel, what you smell, what you think because your mind is free to wander. All of these justifications for a hike are valid. You may have even more yourself.Come join me on a hundred hikes in Flicker-Trail Notes as I document thoughts and images from area trails. This book is something to keep on a bedside table, coffee table, or even in a bathroom and pick up for a quick reminder of beloved locales, flora, fauna, rock, water, etc. of the high country of western North Carolina.

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