Snapper by Helen Chappell
Tom Horton hates it when I call him Mr. Famous Environmental Writer Guy because he is a modest man. He once wrote that I had an idyllic childhood growing up on a big old farm down in the Neck District of Dorchester County. Tom is a very, very talented writer, but I wouldn’t call mine an idyllic childhood. It wasn’t a Charles Dickens nightmare, but I was no one’s idea of a perfect kid. Tom also taught me the adage that the larger the ego, the smaller the talent, which is a good thing to keep in mind when you start to think you’re so special. Read More …
Changes: Cultural Cohesion by Roger Vaughan
Pennsylvania’s Elk Country by Bonna L. Nelson
Alan Thorndike: From Puget Sound to Oxford by Michael Valliant
Not every physicist can build furniture. Alan Thorndike, a career physics professor at University of Puget Sound, combines a keen interest in how things work with a love and skill at working in the shop. Now living in Oxford with his wife Louise, Thorndike spends about 8 hours a day in his shop, building everything from the exquisite furniture in his house, to pirate ship parts and toys for grandchildren, to working clocks. He once helped build a model of an 2,200 year-old Greek astronomical device, a marvel of the ancient world, found after being shipwrecked for 1,800 years. Read More…
Los Indios by Gary D. Crawford
We tend to forget that when the English first arrived, there already were lots of people living around the Chesapeake Bay. The English referred to them as “Indians,” though of course that’s all wrong. Lacking GPS, Columbus mistook the Caribbean islands in the Atlantic for the Indies of the Orient, half a world away. Nevertheless, though they have nothing to do with India, the islands here came to be known as the West Indies, and it followed that the indigenous people would be “los indios.” Personally, I rather like the Canadian term, “First Nations” people, but here I’ll just go with “Native Americans.” Read More…
Eat Clean by Pamela Meredith-Doyle
Many of us have tried a fad diet in the past. I’m not saying that they don’t work ~ most of them do, but just for a while. Some of us have done it so often that we resign ourselves to living with the extra pounds. However, the older we get, the more dangerous those extra pounds are for us. They put every aspect of our health at risk. I am not suggesting that you try another Atkins, Paleo, or any other type of diet. What I am suggesting is a sane nutrition plan that will help your body function at peak efficiency. It is called “clean eating.” Read More…
Tidewater Times was established in 1952 as a specialized monthly magazine which would appeal to the tourist, the prospective land buyer, and others for whom the Eastern Shore has a special allure. It was created to be small enough to fit into a woman’s purse or a man’s coat pocket. Today it has blossomed as a vital symbol of our thriving community.
Our award-winning group of Feature Writers include Helen Chappell, Dick Cooper, Gary Crawford, Pamela Meredith-Doyle, Roger Vaughan, Bonna Nelson, Michael Valliant and Marc Teffeau. Distribution covers an area including Dorchester, Talbot, Caroline, Queen Anne’s and Kent counties.
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