This week, I’m in the mood to return to one of my favorite places…Telemark in Norway…the place responsible for creating the musical but dour Solberg clan I’m so proud to belong to. Although I’m not gonna lie…I am very greatful I didn’t inherit my sense of humor from them, or else I might think shit […]

This week we are going to Hazlehurst, Mississippi, the birthplace of Robert Johnson…the King of the Delta Blues Singers. Unlikely but amusing legends say Robert made a deal with the devil at the crossroads of Highways 49 and 61, which resulted in his mastery of the guitar and the blues. Unfortunately for the world, any […]

WILLIAM E. WATSON THE YEAR 1904 JANUARY ROBERT E. WATSON These words are etched into a wood panel in the antique red barn of our House of the Week. I have no idea who the Watsons were, but I imagine the answers lay in the thousands of historical household documents in boxes also stored in […]

It’s hard not to fall in love with a little red chapel in the woods. And when said woods look pristine and slightly slow-covered and I am currently sitting in a pool of armpit sweat in the muggy 90 degree weather New England soooooo loves to produce? Let’s just say I find the following images […]

Built around 1840 in Orange County, North Carolina, the Smith-Cole House is a four bedroom, 3 bath classic antebellum federal style farmhouse. On the market now for $1,395,000, the last time this Chapel Hill home was for sale was back in 2002, when it went for $875,000 to award-winning historic home preservationist Diane Eckland. Well, […]

As I’ve been nearing the end of my graduate school application and acceptance process, my partner in life and I have been diligently researching the prospective cities of our future occupation. When I say diligently researching, this really means that Dan has been checking craigslist for living situations that fit realistically in our budget while […]