Look Homeward, Angel

Finally! I had been looking for this angel for years. Literally! I have been going to the Asheville area and looking for Thomas Wolfe‘s angel on and off for nearly 25 years. And I finally found it – by accident.


It is in Hendersonville, NC, and really not hard to find if you know where it is. Now I know, and I have a picture to prove it. A picture that took me 25 years to take.

A stone, a leaf, an unfound door; of a stone, a leaf, a door. And of all the forgotten faces. Naked and alone we came into exile. In her dark womb we did not know our mother’s face; from the prison of her flesh we come into the unspeakable and incommunicable prison of this earth. Which of us has known his brother? Which of us has looked into his father’s heart? Which of us has not remained forever prison-pent? Which of us is not forever a stranger and alone? O waste of loss, in the hot mazes, lost, among bright stars on this most weary unbright cinder, lost! Remembering speechlessly we seek the great forgotten language, the lost lane-end into heaven, a stone, a leaf, an unfound door. Where? When? O lost, and by the wind grieved, ghost, come back again.
– Thomas Wolfe, from Look Homeward, Angel

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Heading to the Type-A Mom Conference

Next weekend I will be at the Type-A Mom conference in Asheville, NC. On Saturday, September 25, I will be speaking in the Dad Track titled “Building Blocks of Blogging”. I will be discussing the different blogging platforms, their relative advantages, and then some of the must-do steps to make sure your blog is noticed and secure. The session is currently scheduled for 1:15 pm in the Alexander Room. Please stop by and say hello. And yes, of course, I will be doing a give-away! That’s right – prizes.

I can’t wait to meet everyone at the conference. Well, first of all Asheville is one of my favorite places in the world and I will take any opportunity to go there. The scenery is beautiful, the food is good, and the people are warm and friendly. But seriously in this case I am really looking forward to networking with all the people attending the conference. I have been harassing many of them on Twitter for quite a while, so it will be nice to finally meet them.

Great Session at #BarCampChs

Using social media to create better communities. This is good stuff! #ChsConnect

BarCamp is a local, ad-hoc “un-conference” where those attending determine what will be presented. Sessions, discussions, demos and interaction occur from everyone attending, not a select panel of speakers. BarCamp provides an open environment for learning and sharing knowledge.

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Getaway To The Carolinas

These offers just arrived in my inbox, and I thought some of you might be interested in some good travel deals, so here you go! I know I am certainly looking into going away to Asheville for the weekend.

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