The name of this blog is taken from an interview with the Scottish poet Norman MacCaig. The full quotation is “I’m very gregarious, but I love being in the hills on my own.”

Joe Thomas is a student at Southern Polytechnic State University in Marietta, GA studying English and Professional Communications. He is an Outdoor Nation Fellow at The Georgia Conservancy, the oldest statewide conservation organization in Georgia. He loves hiking, cooking, his black lab, Winter, and his beloved Atlanta Braves.

All ideas and thoughts are my own and not representative of any group with which I work.