Author Archives: Rusha Sams

About Rusha Sams

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

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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Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold

A threshold can be symbolic of the beginning of a new venture. Or a threshold can be a doorway through which one can pass.  This week’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold brought to mind three images from our trip to Nepal … Continue reading

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Discovering Boise: Six places to eat you won’t find back home!

If you believe the huge sign hovering over the escalator at the Boise airport, you’d think this is just the City of Trees.  And it may well be.  But Boise may also be known as the City of Food!  We … Continue reading

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Discovering Boise: Old Idaho Penitentiary

It was almost closing time at the Old Idaho Penitentiary when I arrived in Boise after working in Idaho City, but this landmark I’d seen from the Idaho Botanical Gardens next door was on my list of must-see destinations.  One … Continue reading

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