Monday, June 27, 2016

I am not "the outdoor type." I made clear early on that Mr. Wonderful, an avid athlete and outdoorsman, had made a poor choice in mates. He did not marry anyone even remotely "self-sufficient" or "outdoorsy."

Click here to see the author's first column on this topic. The ink wasn't dry on a story I wrote recently, a piece I called...

On this Memorial Day, remember Abraham Lincoln's challenge: "It is for us the living to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus so nobly advanced."

I have always enjoyed conversation with those who enjoy growing as well as hunting their own food. There is an insight that goes beyond the typical, because for each of them, this became a conscious choice at some point in their lives.

It must be because of the "aging process" -- med-speak for growing old -- but little annoyances are doubly annoying.

Like most people, radio stations, diner conversations and forecasters, the talk of late has been about the dreaded wet weather we have been experiencing....

When the water warms, the big stripers return to the Chesapeake Bay to spawn. A limited number of giants are taken there each...

What a difference a year has made. Last year we were in the middle of one of the nicest spring planting seasons on record. Now, this year's spring is making a run for the record books as one of our all time worst springs.

It is amazing how many people I talk to along the way of life that are looking for “peace.” About the time we think things are getting better, we tune in to the daily news and find out differently. All the things that are going on around our world seem to be filled with bad news.

The graduate. She has deep blue eyes, a gorgeous smile, and her senior class superlative is “prettiest hair.” That makes sense. She does have the prettiest hair. It’s a gorgeous shade of deep, natural red. This was true even when she was mostly bald and later, briefly, when it all sort of fluffed around her head like a vibrant dandelion puff.
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