Style the Perfect Bar

Style the Perfect Bar

You’re the perfect hostess, but wouldn’t you love to enjoy the party too? One way to do that is to leave (some of) the bartending duties to the guests themselves. Don’t feel guilty…giving guests a little job breaks the ice for them and frees...
Jimmye Laycock: Legendary W & M Football Coach

Jimmye Laycock: Legendary W & M Football Coach

My interview with legendary William & Mary football coach Jimmye Laycock, as published in The Olde Farm Magazine in 2019. Coach Laycock (“Y.E.” as some of my contemporaries affectionately called him) was a larger-than-life-personality when I was on...
My Sport Was Piano

My Sport Was Piano

My sport was piano. I played tennis in high school, and I love to skate (roller & ice), ski (water & snow), ride bikes and swim. But when I was growing up, my sport was piano. It doesn’t sound like much of a “sport”, except for being a...
No Reason to Be Bored

No Reason to Be Bored

“Mom, I’m bored.” “Mom, there’s nothing to do.” “Mom, you never want us to have any fun.” We’ve all heard those before. Come to think of it, we’ve all said them before, to our own mothers! Even as adults some...
Happy Valentine’s Day to My Home

Happy Valentine’s Day to My Home

I’m in love with my home. Yes, I have an actual Valentine, and I have four children who are my loves but my home also holds my heart. It’s my hope that everyone could find a true love like this: We love spending time together. There’s no place else I’d rather be than...
wWw dot George

wWw dot George

Recently my friend Vannessa and I had the rare opportunity, courtesy of my dad, to meet former President George W. Bush at The Olde Farm in Bristol, Virginia. The event was a fundraiser for two schools in Grundy, Virginia: The Appalachian School of Law and The...