Tag Archive: people

Reflection on Pack Square

Sunshine and good company are a big help. A Year Ago: Crudo [Palette] The food at Table was beautiful, delicious, and plentiful… [read more]

Snowfall in Asheville

The big snow is underway. If it keeps up as advertised, we’ll have a foot of snow by the end of the day tomorrow. It’s pretty. Neighborhood children and youngsters are sledding down the steep road on the north side of my yard, even after dark. I’m enjoying being indoors where it’s warm and bright….

Five Years On

A year ago today, Bob moved to Asheville. Four years before that, we met for the first time in the poker room at Harrah’s Casino in Las Vegas. Half a decade. Lucky me! Happy anniversary, sweetheart. A Year Ago: Hearts & Flowers Valentines Day came early for me this year… [read more]

Valet

I seem to be on a mini bridge binge. This one oughta hold us for awhile. A Year Ago: Home is where the hearth is. This is the most basic kitchen I’ve ever worked with… [read more]

Closing The First Year

A year ago today I arrived in Asheville to stay. Honestly, I can’t even believe it’s been so long. And yet—I can. No portion of my life has been left unchanged by this change. And while much remains yet unsettled, there’s no denying that the adventure, the challenge, the sheer difference of my life here…

Father & Daughter

Sometimes you have to just pause and be grateful when you see the primal simplicity and beauty of love. A Year Ago: The Story of Leaves (part 2) Occasionally something happens which reveals the working of a person’s own mind in a startling way… [read more]

The Look

This is the last photograph I have of my father where he appears to be fully aware of who I am and what’s going on. The occasion was a small gathering at a restaurant to celebrate his 85th birthday. In this picture it’s clear he recognizes me and that he knows I’m taking a picture….

Too Hip By Half

Not the car. The car is awesome. But the guy leaning on the car? Hmf. At first I thought the tattoos on his arm were abstract. Then I thought maybe they were leaches (an homage to The African Queen, maybe?). But no. They are smoking gun cartridges. Not cool, man. Not cool at all. A…

Biltmore Stroll [Palette]

Don’t let an overcast sky or a little drizzle keep you from enjoying the beauty of the day. A Year Ago: Aftermath I know the day will come when the joy, the savor, the flavor… [read more]

Moves

If you’ve been around for awhile, you know I appreciate street dancing. Just because this young man wound up on national television doesn’t diminish his cred in any way. Once again, I am in awe of the control and discipline, hard work and creativity it takes to produce a performance like this. A Year Ago:…