One of My Favorite Days in Vermont Was at Bragg Farm

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One of My Favorite Days in Vermont Was at Bragg Farm Sugarhouse & Gift Shop in East Montpelier, Vermont. Bragg Farm has been making its own pure Vermont maple syrup for a whopping eight generations, and their farm is a fun and relaxing place to stop by for a bit. By … Continue reading

Understanding Tragedy in a Small Town

When you grow up in a small town, it’s sometimes tough to explain to the people you love why tragedies “back home” affect you the way they do. When I told my fiance that I’d received terrible news about someone from my hometown, his first question was about how close … Continue reading

Skyline Drive

Nick and I took a beautiful drive this weekend near Canon City, Colorado, a town of approximately 15,000 people. Canon City is best known as the home of the Royal Gorge, but what drew us to the town was the Groupon I purchased for a trip for two to Diane’s … Continue reading

#140Conf Small Town

Just as I finished backing the fully-packed, 14-foot moving truck into my parents’ rural Missouri driveway on Sunday afternoon, I received an email on the iPhone in my lap from Becky McCray, the subject line of which read, “Your speaker proposal is approved”. Practically bouncing out of the moving truck in … Continue reading

High School Homecoming

If you didn’t grow up in a small Midwestern town, it might be tough to understand the relative significance of being the cheerleader who could do backflips or the running back who was interviewed on the local radio station on Saturday mornings after big games. If you didn’t grow up in … Continue reading

Small Town Missouri Camera Shops

I bought my first digital SLR camera on Camera Street in Hong Kong in November of 2006, and I’ve carried with me through a number of countries, states and cities on countless adventures, large and small. My DSLR has accompanied me to Tibet and Mongolia; Korea, Singapore and Malaysia. It’s … Continue reading

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