Truth in Advertising

Truth in Advertising

With the voting finally over, Americans may be as divided as ever, but at least we can celebrate together the end of campaign advertisements until the next election. Our blood boils and we shake our heads with consternation that anyone could believe the most polished...
Are You Scared Yet?

Are You Scared Yet?

Hallowe’en won’t be the same this year, much to the chagrin of many costume-wearing children and pillowcase-toting teens. With COVID-19 still lurking and positive cases spiking again, some towns are banning all trick-or-treating, including church-sponsored...
What Do You See?

What Do You See?

Susan and I enjoy taking long walks, and one of our favorite spots is a roughly two-mile trail around Bass Lake in Holly Springs, North Carolina. Two laps around the wooded trail make for a good outing. The lake was built to power a gristmill in the late 1800s and was...
Christmas Can’t Come Too Soon?

Christmas Can’t Come Too Soon?

The date was Sept. 17. I remember it because it was remarkably early – the earliest I can remember seeing such a thing. I had driven to the local Lowe’s Home Improvement store to buy collard plants for our little garden and a hook latch for the screen door. Nothing...
Can These Seeds Grow?

Can These Seeds Grow?

Eight years ago, I wrote about the near miraculous resurrection of a Judean date palm from seeds that were, at the time, thought to be almost 2,000 years old. The seeds were found in 1963 in a collapsed storeroom in the desert stronghold of Masada, built by Herod “the...