Saying Goodbye to Darla

This past week has been a rough one in my family and friend group, as we had to say goodbye to one of our beloved mothers. Darla Dolton is the mother of my best friend, Kristi, whom I have known since she and I were five years old. None of us expected to be losing…

The Birth of the Bald Eagle

For the last week, I have been off the grid in the picturesque mountains of North Carolina, in the Morganton area, for anyone familiar with North Carolina. Morganton is about two hours from my usual stomping grounds in Cullowhee, but equally as beautiful. I was there with a good chunk of my mom’s family, and…