Ouch!

A slower than expected recovery from a badly-sprained ankle and bruised left leg delayed updates to Blue Ridge Muse in recent days. I did manage to get through coverage of Circuit Court and the Board of Supervisors for The Floyd Press on Tuesday but am now on a...
Remembering Joshua Cantrell

Remembering Joshua Cantrell

Music, hayrides, watermelon eating contests and games spotlighted the High Noon celebration for Joshua’s Hope Sunday and the event missed most of the weather until late in the day when fog and rain moved into the area. The education charity remembers young...
Dealing with death

Dealing with death

Too many funerals recently — more than a dozen in recent weeks. Every single one of them for a younger friend.  It’s a jolt to your sense of mortality when you keep burying those who died at a younger age. Some died from injuries from accidents in cars, on...
We ain't going anywhere.

We ain't going anywhere.

“So sorry to hear you’re shutting down Blue Ridge Muse,” The lady said the other morning at Blue Ridge Restaurant. “We will miss it.” Whoa. Stop the presses. Hold up a stop sign.  I’m doing what? “I heard at a meeting the...