Notes from the Trail

Life, adventure and faith from southwest Virginia

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June 2013

Google Reader shutting down July 1

Have you moved your blog feeds yet? Google announced months ago that it was shutting down their Reader site that many people have used to read their favorite blogs. The closing date is July 1. If you read Notes from… Continue Reading →

Going iPhone-less: more thoughts

It’s been more than three weeks since I put my iPhone 5 in its box in a drawer in our living room. Since that time, I’ve upgraded from my original dumb phone. I was using a Sony Ericcson w810i that… Continue Reading →

On invalid signatures, rejection, reflection, and relief

I got the call Wednesday morning that I didn’t have enough valid signatures to place me on the ballot for the Blacksburg Town Council elections. For those of you who had no idea I was attempting to run, check out… Continue Reading →

Running for Blacksburg Town Council

It’s been a long, waffling process. I finally sleuthed out where to go and pick up papers to fill out for candidacy. I couldn’t find anything online about how to begin the process, nor where to go. After a few… Continue Reading →

Why I am not responding to your texts

I’ve been a Mac guy since 1988. My mom and dad graciously bought me the first iPhone the day of its release. Carolyn and Sam waited in a small line at the AT&T store in Monticello, Arkansas for mine. Since… Continue Reading →

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