My friends and I decided to head out toward Sandstone Falls in Summers County, WV to find a place to swim. We found a nice, secluded spot next to the river. But naturally, we weren’t alone. There were a few bugs running around. This is West Virginia, it happens. 🙂 According to my friend who… Read More Swimming At Sandstone Falls…And A Spider Attack!
My friends and I went to the Lewisburg Chocolate Festival. I’ve been to Lewisburg, WV before but that was only to visit the Lost World Caverns and I didn’t get to do anything else while I was there. So I was pretty excited to go to this festival. I wanted to try different types of… Read More My Day At The Lewisburg Chocolate Festival
I thought I’d look through my calendar and see how my year went. In 2017 I did some new things that I had never done before and overall it was a really great year. Blood Donation During April I donated blood for the first time. You would think that since I’ve worked in the medical field… Read More End Of Year Review 2017
No one has ever accused me of being good at naming my art. So I’m just calling this “Surreal Lake”. My friend Adrian and I went to Glenwood Park (in Princeton, WV) a while back. He has a really good eye for photography and noticed the water behind this patch of grass had the reflection… Read More Surreal Lake
Doris Payne was born in Slab Fork, WV (which is in Raleigh County) on October 10, 1930. Her father (David Payne) was a coal miner and her mother was a seamstress. A lot of people have never heard of her despite the fact that she became a very infamous, international jewel thief. And she is… Read More Doris Payne: West Virginia Jewel Thief
This is actually a true story. Whether or not there was really a ghost involved is up for debate but the following events really happened in Greenbrier County, WV. There was a woman in Greenbrier County named Zona Heaster. In October of 1896, she met a man named Erasmus (also known as Edward) Shue. He… Read More The Greenbrier Ghost: How The Testimony Of A Ghost Put A Man In Prison
One of the coolest places in West Virginia is about 120 feet below the Earth’s surface. I’m talking about Lost World Caverns in Lewisburg, WV. Lost World Caverns was discovered in 1942 by the Virginia Polytechnical Institute (now known as Virginia Tech University). It was originally called “Grapevine Cave”. It’s only entrance was a long,… Read More Lost World Caverns, Lewisburg, WV
Awake During Surgery: A Look At Anesthesia Awareness Some patients have experienced being awake during surgery. Although this can be a terrifying and traumatic experience it is important to note that not all patients that have reported being conscious during an operation feel traumatized. Some patients simply hear conversations taking place between members of their… Read More Anesthesia Awareness: Awake During Surgery