Reading “The Son” by Phillip Meyer

I’m reading “The Son” by Phillip Meyer. It is my favorite book of the year, thus far.

Read this review by “The Guardian”.

Meyer’s story unfolds in Texas, at the start of its formation as a republic in 1836. It is told from the viewpoint of three characters (from three different generations), all members of the legendary McCullough clan in South Texas.

Call of the Oconaluftee

I take two routes to Western North Carolina: Interstate 40 or U.S. 441 through Great Smoky
Mountains National Park. I chose the more scenic route through the park last week. I stopped at the¬†Oconaluftee River Trail and Mountain Farm Museum behind the Oconaluftee Visitors Center. It’s a tranquil spot and a good place for a break before venturing into Cherokee and Bryson City, N.C. Continue reading