Fall and Football: Gameday at University of Georgia

“Dad, how does football work?” I posed this question to my father in my late teens. I was a swimmer and a dancer, with little familiarity of team sports. But growing up in southern Georgia, I noticed that boys talked about little except football from August to February, and I didn’t want to be clueless. So my dad gave me the basics, and I shrugged, unsure of what made … Continue reading Fall and Football: Gameday at University of Georgia

Wanderlust Wednesday: Autumn Colors in the Smokies

For all my complaining over the heat and humidity around here, I start wondering if it’s all worth it when fall rolls around. Autumn in the Smokies will take your breath away. It’s not without good reason that the color changes along the East coast are so famous — and why songs, poems, books (and blog posts) about its scenery will never stop being written. I know I for once will … Continue reading Wanderlust Wednesday: Autumn Colors in the Smokies

Wanderlust Wednesday: Paris in the Fall

It’s hard to believe that it’s coming up on ten years since I made a fleeting visit to Paris. Back in college, I spent a summer studying abroad in Spain, and just before I flew back to the States, I spent two nights in Paris. I know, I know — it wasn’t even close to enough time to see it. When I went in August, it … Continue reading Wanderlust Wednesday: Paris in the Fall