The older I get, the easier it is to recall things that happened years ago, even though I often have trouble reviewing the events of the previous week. They tell me this is a factor of aging, but considering that the past week including cataract surgery, a simple procedure that requires a lot of foresight (pun intended) on the part of the patient, maybe it’s just as well. A friend of mine reported on Facebook that a pod of dolphins has been playing in the Miles River, which is increasingly common as the water grows warmer. Someone else reported spotting a shark out in the Bay. Read More …
Getting High: A Road Trip Through the Rockies by Dick Cooper
Cycle of Inspiration: A Tale of Two Mentors by Sheila Buckmaster
What to Do with the Time Given Us by Michael Valliant
Frodo Baggins had reached a point in his life and his quest where he didn’t want to carry on. In J.R.R. Tolkien’s Fellowship of the Ring, Frodo wished things weren’t the way they were. His wise advisor Gandalf replied, “So do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.” Gandalf’s words made their way into a sermon Fr. Bill Ortt gave at Christ Church Easton and have since assimilated themselves into my mind as a kind of mantra. Decide what to do with the time that we have. And no one knows how much time that is. Read More…
The Lottery by Gary D. Crawford
Nope, sorry. You didn’t win it. (Maybe next time.) Actually, though, this article isn’t about Maryland’s modern game of chance at all. Rather, it’s about some rather deadlier gambles ~ ones that were played out around here over 200 years ago. But to learn about them, we’ll need to jump back to 1790. Ready? (Hold on!) There! The 18th century was drawing to a close. It was Washington’s second term, and our new country was still a teenager. The respective responsibilities of the states and the federal government were still being worked out, and Congress was short of cash. Read More…
Changes: The Man Project (Part 4 of 4) by Roger Vaughan
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