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With Thanksgiving behind us and cold, winter weather descended, the winter holiday season is in full swing. Chanukah begins at Sundown on Sunday, Dec. 2. Christmas is on a Tuesday this year, Kwanza begins the day after Christmas and New Year’s Eve lands on a Monday night with a day of rest on Tuesday, January first. They will be followed […]

Empty Supermarkets



It’s hunting season, so I’ve definitely got deer on my mind, so here goes another article about North America’s most pursued animal… Imagine your nearest supermarket for a second. You see it in the distance, quickly approaching as your car speeds along. The sign is brightly lit and the parking lot welcomes your arrival. Clearly, they’re open; the lights are […]

In This Place



Thanksgiving has long been an American tradition. From the first Thanksgiving with the Mayflower settlers and the local Native Americans, to today’s cross-country travels to feast with relatives, who are in some cases rarely seen, the idea of eating with friends and family has remained constant. How has Thanksgiving changed, though, through war and technological advances? Surprisingly, not that much. […]

Happy Thanksgiving

Reflections

The will, illumined by contemplation and guided by wisdom, plays an extraordinarily important role in Christian salvation and the Christian life. Our choices, educated by the Spirit, matter. And we have many choices to make, choices whose ultimate aim is likeness to God. For all of the choices and willing we do and must do in life, however, gratitude itself […]

2018 Vegetable Garden, Part 1



The daily rain showers paused just long enough to allow me to finish harvesting the last of my vegetables and clean up my garden last week. Looking back on the 2018 gardening season, I am pleased to say it was a pretty good year, despite the record rainfall and record heat. I finished pulling my carrots and was delighted to […]

On The Street



Thanksgiving! The celebration Americans will enjoy next week bears little resemblance to the first one we learned about in elementary school. But the harvest feast with religious overtones was one of the first things Pilgrim’s did, and Native Americans were apparently right there with them. The exact date and place are disputed. Some say Plimoth Plantation, some say Virginia, sometime […]

Hunting Heritage in the Forest



Last year I went out before the hunting season to find a better spot to hang my tree-stand. In choosing a good spot, there are a few variables. First, are there deer perusing the area? I mean without deer, you’re just sitting in the woods alone, instead of hunting. I’m not just talking about one lonely deer track, but instead […]


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