about the coyote

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


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

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)

May Day!

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!