Although summer is winding down, there is still plenty of time to get outdoors and explore in late summer and fall. One of the best ways to do so is with by visiting national parks. The National Park Service offers free passes to active duty military members and dependents.
The America the…
According to most historic records, four-hundred and thirty-two years ago on August 18, 1587, a baby (the first English baby) was born in the Roanoke Colony of the New World.
I am thankful for the blessings I have in my life.
They include, but certainly are not limited to, a loving family, good friends, a safe place to live, work that is challenging and meaningful, and occasional adventures in the water or on land.
Undergirding all these things is a relationship with…
I’ve never been one to promote mushroom foraging even though I do it myself, and there are many relatively safe fungi out there. Too many poisonous lookalikes abound. I’ve taught long enough to know that no matter how concrete and specific I think my instructions are some people will…
This is a Part Two, of sorts, of a previous column that dealt with how different riverfront cities and towns in coastal North Carolina find different ways to capitalize on what is one of their biggest assets — the waterfront itself.
We don’t grow many sunflowers commercially in this part of the country, but they are one of our most recognizable flowers.
It was a pleasure to attend my niece’s wedding last weekend.
My father-in-law fought this weed voraciously.
I’ve been tempted to write about this one for a while. I get asked about it all the time, and there seems to be so much confusion concerning it.
Hemp is the same species as marijuana, but it doesn’t accumulate the chemical THC that is responsible for the hallucinogenic affects. It is…
You know that already, of course.
But it has to be awfully hot before I start remarking about how hot it is.
Over the years I have surprised many, and probably infuriated a few, by acknowledging that I don’t really mind the scorching heat and dripping humidity of our summers…