Memories are like small towns along a highway

Looking back on our lives can be a valuable experience.
In some ways, memories are like small towns along a highway. You’re in the dark until all of sudden, you round a corner onto Main Street, where the memories are waiting for you like the inviting lights in a late-night diner.

For more click the link or the picture http://ow.ly/n9bgf #TheRoadToMyCountry

Beautiful Beach Waters Near Emerald Isle, NC
Beautiful Beach Waters Near Emerald Isle, NC

Our Fifth Book Is Almost Here- “A Journey To My Country”

This passage sets the stage.

It’s often late at night on a dark country road when people and places, both remembered and imagined, become the sparks that light the memory defining our lives.

As my wife and I glide through the black night on Union Cross Church Road, we cross a small creek, and it hits me. I see the long-gone millpond, the house with five fireplaces, and the mill itself. I see the shadows of three young girls, my mother and her two sisters, picking beans in their garden. Next, I remember the place as it was when I was young, an old, crumbling concrete dam with trees growing in the former millpond.

The memory fades as fast as it comes, and the dark road continues on into the night.

There is more information about our upcoming book at my View from the Mountain site.

The White Oak River in my country
The White Oak River in my country

The Right Spot For Your July 4 Week At The Beach

There are plenty of places you can go to find crowds on the beach and a hectic beach vacation.  If you want to relax and enjoy reconnecting to the natural world, maybe you should visit the Crystal Coast where the beaches are family friendly and the crowds have room to spread out.  Check out this link for more information or click on the beach picture.

The Beach At The Point On Emerald Isle
The Beach At The Point On Emerald Isle

I Am Hooked On Google+ Communities

Communities are big reason I’m growing fond of Google+  but there are several other reasons that I am giving Google+ more of my bandwidth. #google Read my article at ReadWriteWeb http://ow.ly/mtnQB or even better if you are a Google+ user and interested in North Carolina’s Crystal Coast visit my Crystal Coast Community on Google+.

My Crystal Coast Life Community on Google+
My Crystal Coast Life Community on Google+