Author Archives: Rusha Sams

About Rusha Sams

Rusha lives in Knoxville but hunts for great finds anywhere her travels take her!

Weekly Photo Challenge: On top

Here at the Boston Marathon, there is a feeling of exuberance as everyone in the city and those at home supporting the event truly embody what has become the rallying cry, Boston Strong. For this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: … Continue reading

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Blessing of the runners: Boston Marathon

Scheduled on the third Monday of April (Patriots’ Day), the Boston Marathon comes around like clockwork each year. But this year is different. Coinciding with a late Easter when families tend to travel and bouncing back from last year’s tragic … Continue reading

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Boston opens arms to marathoners and spectators

We felt the excitement even on the plane. Runners boarded our plane  in Philly dressed in running pants, neon Nike’s, and windbreakers. They buzzed about where they were staying, which train to catch, and where to pick up numbers. So … Continue reading

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Run, Jim Miller, Run!

Bert and I are headed to the Boston Marathon this weekend.  No, we’re not running.  In fact, I struggle with just meeting the demands of my Fitbit (set by me, no less) of WALKING (not running) 10,000 steps.  Yeah, yeah. … Continue reading

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Terra Madre: Women in Clay — Dogwood Arts 2014

Although not one of the official Dogwood Arts Festival 2014 events, the Opening Reception of unique pottery by the Terra Madre potters on March 28th was the starting point for us of what this festival is all about:  a celebration of … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Clean

Ailsa who blogs at Where’s My Backpack? selected a theme this week that immediately brought to mind some of the daily routines we saw in Nepal: Travel theme: Clean.  As we observed various methods people used to keep clean, we reflected … Continue reading

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A Three-Gallery Night: Dogwood Arts 2014

It was a night of openings at three galleries celebrating that important middle word in Knoxville’s Dogwood Arts Festival: ARTS.  On a warm spring evening  – April 11 — patrons headed to the galleries to view creative pieces by some … Continue reading

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Chalk one up for fun: Dogwoods Arts 2014 — Chalk Walk

It its sixth year at the Dogwood Arts Festival, Chalk Walk has again brought out artists young and old, amateur and professional to create ephemeral art from mere pieces of chalk.  Although last year’s Chalk Walk was mostly washed away … Continue reading

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A Word a Week Photo Challenge: Sign

This week’s A Word a Week Photo Challenge: Sign from the blog A Word in Your Ear reminded me of a trip through The Palouse in Washington state. I was driving alone — encountering almost no one on the roads running … Continue reading

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Dogwood Arts 2014: A beautiful beginning!

We always know the dates of the Dogwood Arts Festival in advance — websites, posters, and billboards keep us informed.  But it’s not until we see the redbuds blooming in town and along I-40 that we know dogwood blooms can’t … Continue reading

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