Portsmouth’s Unexpected Hiking Paradises

By Meriwether Ball Portsmouth When one thinks of Portsmouth, Virginia hiking is not the activity that often springs to mind. For we who live here that is a happy fact; we get to enjoy these gorgeous locations with some degree of secrecy. Portsmouth’s waterfront is second to none. Recent rejuvenation by city officials has brought microbreweries…

Vulnerability in Public Speaking

Abstract: How vulnerability plays a role in our willingness and ability to speak publicly, and how such changes our perspective as public speakers. This paper cites an example from personal experience of being vulnerable a during public speaking event, how the audience responded, and how it impacted this speaker. Link: Reflective Paper 1 – Vulnerability in Public…

Hope for the Anxious and Traumatized

Abstract: Despite overwhelming evidence of its success, many anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder patients refuse a simple new medical treatment with an over 80 percent success rate. Using Biblical principles, encouraging patients to consider help may increase their hope, and allow them to receive the relief they so rightly deserve. link: Human Flourishing Project – Hope for…

LtGen. John & Ellie Lejeune’s Wedding (video feature story)

LtGen. John A. Lejeune’s Wedding, Portsmouth, VA 1985 video link Although subsequent research revealed U.S. Marine Corp icon LtGen John Lejeune did not marry at the couple’s church, St. John’s Episcopal in Portsmouth, Virginia, this final project for a great class is otherwise correct. The wedding was moved due to the very unexpected death of…