1st Cuppa Mornin’ Joe On The Road

Morning Joe on MSNBC  provides my background noise while I’m waking up in this simple, yet comfortable, motel this morning.  When I arrived in town last evening, inticed by pillow-top advertising at a familiar hotel, I chose being able to afford dinner (compliments of Food Lion) over amenities.  I had daydreamed of walking off the…

Potential

There it was, gloriously stretched out before me, and then I realized… …That deck was full of potential when it was empty. My imaginings of what might take place there – the gatherings of family and friends, the peaceful evenings and morning coffees with the sunrise – were far grander than anything that actually occurred in…

The Video Store

I worked at a video store.  Did I ever tell you that?  Last night after locking the door, I put my key inside of a movie case and slid it through the night drop.  The final act as employee for one of the best managers with whom it has been my privilege to work.  And…

9 Days and Counting

Like a pebble in my shoe, the 31st of August is with me every step of this month.  After 9 more days I will wake up, don my traveling clothes, drive an hour to see my grandmother, and then westward toward the sun setting on my life in Virginia and dawning on this new adventure…