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happy new year!

To celebrate New Year’s Eve in style, Wendy and I headed south to Carolina Beach last night for a cruise along the intercoastal waterway, ending with a superb display of fireworks that lit up the waterfront. Then today, keeping with the beach theme, we hit Wrightsville Beach for my first annual New Year’s Day dip in the Atlantic Ocean. I couldn’t get past my knees. Continue reading

day 11 – wilmington, north carolina

I’m starting to lose track of time. The kind of losing track that happens when you’re on vacation. I needed this, I tell you. The book has occupied about 100% of my time for the last six months, and it’s nice for that to be over. I can stop and smell the roses, metaphorically and literally, because here in Wilmington, North Carolina, there are roses in bloom in December. Actually, they may just look like roses. I think they’re camelias. And you can’t really smell them, so I guess it is all metaphorically. It’s just nice to relax and reflect a little on what got me here. Continue reading

december 21 – williamston, north carolina

Monday afternoon, we said our goodbyes to Leslie and her menagerie of animals (check out the goats at Bridget’s site) and hopped in the car and headed south through Virginia. When signs for Raleigh, North Carolina, came into view, into the CD player went Old Crow Medicine Show’s Wagon Wheel, singing about getting to Raleigh tonight. Continue reading