The Hawk-Mo Hotwire

Micro Entrepreneurism, Simple Living & Art

I Believe in the Good Things Coming

This post title and theme is a lyric from the song Black as the Night, by Nahko and Medicine for the People. I thank you for the inspiration. The struggles, … Continue reading

October 31, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Garden, the Garden, the Garden Oh MY! What’s going on in this Southwest Virginia Garden: July Update.

The garden is a beautiful place to be this time of year. Everywhere I look there is some kind of flower in bloom – Bee Balm, Dill, Ecinachea, Calendula, Nasturtiam, Zinnias, … Continue reading

July 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

I like how RAGGEDedge has changed me.

“Sure. You can compromise the experience and do the easy thing. But that doesn’t change you. If you go in as an asshole, you’ll still come out as one.” – … Continue reading

June 8, 2014 · 2 Comments


I’ve wanted to write a post for almost a week now, but every time I start, I stop. I want to tell you guys about the snow! (24″ of goodness!!!!) … Continue reading

February 23, 2014 · 9 Comments

Building a Brand: Learning to Tell Our Story, Lessons in Worthiness, and Starting

It isn’t fear exactly. More like trepidation. Looking around the web, I am more then inspired by what others have done and are doing. Inspired by all the other great … Continue reading

January 23, 2014 · 2 Comments

Pacts & Dreams

We’re starting a marine sanctuary here at Hawk-Mo. I know this, because Hank wrote a pact, and we all signed it. We want to try learning to grow coral, breed … Continue reading

January 10, 2014 · 2 Comments

Figuring it out

You know what’s cool? Resilience. You know what else is cool? Caring. Help. Support. Love. And yes, I’m talking to you. I was standing in the shower tonight, thinking about … Continue reading

December 12, 2013 · 1 Comment

A Kick in the Reality Pants

We just got smacked in the face with this realization. Business is slow. To be really really honest, its been slow all year, but December being slow is hitting home. … Continue reading

December 6, 2013 · 8 Comments

A Lot Happens in 5 Years

Thanksgiving happens to be my favorite holiday (I love to eat AND cook). Because of this, I tend to remember and reminisce about where I was, what I was doing, … Continue reading

November 24, 2013 · 1 Comment

Progress or Growth?

Progress is not the same as growth. A recent revelation after a talk with a good friend. Although most would have you believe that progress is not possible without growth, … Continue reading

November 20, 2013 · 2 Comments

How I Gave Up Being a Vegetarian After 19 Years

I should start by letting you know that I became a vegetarian when I was 11. My reasoning was that meat didn’t really taste that good, and I didn’t want … Continue reading

November 6, 2013 · 1 Comment

Fall at Hawk-Mo

We are welcoming the cooler nights and days, however we are not ready for the cold. We went camping at Smith Mountain Lake for my birthday, and came home to … Continue reading

October 9, 2013 · 2 Comments

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