and other weird wildlife Coyotes in our neck of the woods are not ushering illegal aliens across the border. They are gangly, destructive wild canines, and we all have to deal with them. I even saw them in the middle of the city in Raleigh years ago. This one wandered across my front yard a… Continue reading about the coyote
strange and wonderful things
comments on the unusual, disturbing, and humorous There’s a coyote in the neighbor’s bedroom, and a murder trial up the road. There’s a near-Chernobyl in Ohio, and a powerful revival at a small college in Kentucky. Weather and natural disasters may be neither. Our precious children and grandchildren are being jabbed with poison and poisoned… Continue reading strange and wonderful things
it’s a jungle out there
…no, really, it is! When Rhett Butler left Scarlett O’Hara, he told her he was… “…going back to Charleston. Where I belong.” When I moved to Charleston in 1991, I was coming back to the South, where I belong. I’d been too long away from the blackwater swamps and spartina grass. And when I moved… Continue reading it’s a jungle out there
reggae is more than a rhythmn
it’s a belief and a way of life for over a million people And like many other beliefs, it is based on the Bible. Scripture and prophecy. The line of King David, Solomon, the Queen of Sheba. Most people don’t think of reggae as based on scripture. For the casual user, especially in the 21st… Continue reading reggae is more than a rhythmn
because….Venice Venice has been my favorite city for more than 50 years, since I saw it on a cold, winter night, coming in from what was then Yugoslavia. I went there as often as I could (and stayed as long as I could afford) and it is still my favorite place to visit, read about,… Continue reading Venice
more than fireworks This 4th of July has been interesting to watch unfold over the years. It used to be a “given.” Everyone knew that the 4th of July was the “birthday of the republic.” Independence Day. The day we celebrated the unique freedoms of living in the best country in the world. It was… Continue reading the 4th!
how do you “celebrate”? Memorial Day was established as a federal holiday in … … wait for it…. 1868! I was surprised. I have always thought it began with the First World War and that was the reason for the red poppies — which I had sort of forgotten. But I found a good history… Continue reading Memorial Day
now we know
why they wanted to deny her freedom to run again @RepMTG: “Because our government is completely corrupt, and I don’t say that lightly. It is a serious problem, and my eyes have been open to it actually, serving in Congress.”Apple: https://t.co/PeoDAAV8tISpotify: https://t.co/6yCkF4tBPyiHeart: https://t.co/OBnBigUEBWpic.twitter.com/KH93jXJdYd— Lisa Boothe (@LisaMarieBoothe)
the long game
trust and faith, with some research for answers when needed…. I’ve been tending tropical plants for as long as I can remember. Tending, because you don’t really “grow” them. They seem to be like cats – they bloom when they decide to bloom. Not because you think it’s time. Many of them only play the… Continue reading the long game
How do you celebrate? May 1st used to be celebrated. Several different types of celebrations have been associated with the day. Probably originally a fertility ritual to ensure good crops and lots of livestock (here), some believe it goes back to ancient agrarians, including Romans. But most date it to Medieval times in Europe, especially… Continue reading May Day!