The mountain is alive

This morning I’m sitting outside for my cup of coffee. The house sleeps. The kids are reading in their room, awake earlier than we want them to be. The sun starts to peak through the trees, a welcome warmth on my cheek in the chilly morning mountain air. Catbirds sing their haphazard songs, the drumming … Continue reading The mountain is alive

Surf City

There’s a small diner somewhere between here and the Atlantic Ocean. It’s not much to look at, nothing real special or unique about this diner. Across from the rotating dessert display case is the cash register. Under the glass counter are a few different candy options. I always choose the fruit chews, strawberry. We get back in … Continue reading Surf City