Grocery Tour Series for Vegans: Food Lion

In Virginia at least, the two grocery stores you can find in rural areas are usually Walmart and Food Lion. My town of Ashland is no exception. Although just outside the city of Richmond, the town itself can only claim these two as real groceries. Sure, we’ve got a great farmer’s market in the summerContinue reading “Grocery Tour Series for Vegans: Food Lion”

The Power of Music

“Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.” Victor Hugo From a young age, I was captivated by music. My church, in particular, was very musical, as most are. We had a very strong music program, especially for the children, with multiple youth choirs. Even as teenagers,Continue reading “The Power of Music”

About Texas…

Wow. Am I happy that I don’t live in Texas right now. Not that we haven’t experienced our fair share of winter weather and power outages in Virginia, but my state seems far better prepared for weather extremes, thankfully.  By now, we’ve all seen the viral pictures of the disaster in Texas. Water gushing outContinue reading “About Texas…”

Grocery Store Tour Series for Vegans: Target

Yes. That Target. The same one with the fancy designer clothes and home goods and the super fun dollar section. And although not every Target has the real grocery department, granting it the title of PFresh Target, we do have two close to me that have that distinction.  Of course, one can’t possibly do theirContinue reading “Grocery Store Tour Series for Vegans: Target”

Looking for inspiration?

It’s time for a round-up of some of my favorite Instagram accounts, bloggers, vloggers, and podcasts! As we are STILL stuck in COVID world, social media has been an often pleasant, sometimes informative, sometimes agitating, way to fill the void left by not being able to go out and see friends as much. I’ve triedContinue reading “Looking for inspiration?”

Here we spin again…

As I rolled over in bed early Friday morning, my old nemesis vertigo re-emerged. I was hoping the feeling was fleeting and that by the time I woke up to get ready for work, the sensation would resolve itself. Alas, my hope was extinguished when I tried to pop out of bed with my alarmContinue reading “Here we spin again…”

Exciting News!

I’m thrilled to tell you that I’ve been selected as an ambassador for the 2021 Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon! The Blue Ridge Marathon is held in Roanoke, Virginia, and is dubbed the world’s toughest road marathon. It is featured by Race Raves as one of the toughest road races in North America. Like mostContinue reading “Exciting News!”

We had a snow day! (Tips for winter running.)

For the first time since 2018, the Richmond area had an appreciable amount of snow! Now, I follow the meteorologist DT from WxRisk (you can find him on Facebook), and he is usually on point with forecasting, often calling it correctly days before the local meteorologists. Well, this go-round for the east coast Nor’easter, heContinue reading “We had a snow day! (Tips for winter running.)”