Almost Heaven

Editor’s Note: In honor of West Virginia Day – 3-22-2020 – I am reposting this piece from October 2012. There are two new photos, and the web links have been updated. Enjoy! Almost Heaven, West Virginia Blue Ridge Mountains, Shenandoah River….

Seven Years | A Tribute to Rich

(A personal tribute to my heart’s companion in travel and in love.) It’s been seven years since Rich died. As I recently told a friend, in some ways it feels like an eternity ago; in other ways, just yesterday.

Almost Heaven

Almost Heaven West Virginia Blue Ridge Mountains, Shenandoah River…. During my recent trip to West Virginia, I frequently heard John Denver’s voice in my head, singing the opening lines to “Take Me Home, Country Road.”