I’m a big believer in “clement weather days”. It only makes sense. If there are a few days each year when the weather is just so bad that we get a day off, there should also be a day or two each year that are just too nice to work. I’m not a church-goer and this just seems like a really nice tip of the hat to the Great Engineer. A way to say “Thank you, God, for this day”. Continue reading A Clement Weather Day at SML
Only about half of the business books that I have started, I have also finished. Books about business can be the driest fare around but, luckily, Factory Man is one of the good ones. Beth Macy, a Roanoke journalist, did an amazing job relating the history and ultimate effective extinction of the furniture industry in this area. It goes a long way towards explaining why we have so much infrastructure here without the obvious foot traffic to sustain it. That seems to be leveling off, though population numbers are still continuing to decline. Continue reading Could ‘Factory Man’ Still be a Catalyst for Eco-tourism?
While looking up information on muralist Roger Carroll, I found a link to an archived WDBJ 7 article about how he had also painted murals at Druid Hills Elementary School. I immediately recalled a mural that I saw there when I ran in the 2014 Great Goblin Gallop 5K. The article said that “he tried to make the indoors appear like they’re outdoors. The theory behind that is if the children feel less confined, feel good about where they’re at, they’ll just naturally do better.”
Druid Hills is the name of one of the neighborhoods in Martinsville that, along with its neighboring community of Forest Park is known for relatively pricier homes surrounding a private community lake called Lake Lanier. The annual Great Goblin Gallop is put on by Henry County Parks and the run really is beautiful. Continue reading Another Roger Carroll Mural and the Great Goblin Gallop 5K