2011 in cities

It’s that time again, so here’s a record of all the cities, towns, hamlets, or dots-on-a-map in which I’ve spent at least one night this year. A slow year for sleeping travel was my 2011: Chattanooga, TN Kingsport, TN Lynchburg, VA Nashville, TN Woodbridge, VA Washington, DC cf. 2005/1999, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010.

2010 in places

In keeping with my yearly tradition, here’s a record of all the cities, towns, hamlets, or dots-on-a-map in which I’ve spent at least one night this year: Kingsport, TN Nashville, TN Memphis, TN Rodanthe, NC Tupelo, MS Upperville, VA Woodbridge, VA Washington, DC cf. 2005/1999, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009.

2009 in places

Proving the theory that years in which new children are born to my family are those less traveled: a record of all the cities, towns, hamlets, or dots-on-a-map in which I’ve spent at least one night this year: Kingsport, TN Chattanooga, TN Alexandria, VA Fort. AP Hill, VA Richmond, VA Woodbridge, VA Washington, DC cf. …

25 (not so) random things about me

It’s been going around the Facebook like wildfire, and even the inoculated among us are not immune.   So, here’s my humble contribution to the meme: 1. I don’t believe in randomness.  The irony in selecting 25 “random” things about oneself is thicker than Karo syrup, which is my favorite. 2. I grew up about 10 …

2008 in places

In keeping with tradition, a record of all the cities (or towns, hamlets, dots-on-a-map) in which I’ve spent at least one night this year: Annapolis, MD Kingsport, TN Las Vegas, NV Lexington, KY Nashville, TN Owensboro, KY Rodanthe, NC Stamping Ground, KY Woodbridge, VA Washington, DC cf. 2005/1999, 2006, 2007.

Hail th’incarnate Deity!

For all the talk in today’s culture about the “magic of Christmas,” the reality is that it is the very absence of “magic” in the world that gave us need for the incarnation.  Left to our own device, we humans dance dangerously about in darkness.  Left to our incomplete selves, sin reigns supreme. Only a …