Barack Obama ran on a platform of change. Even his most staunch supporters probably did not realize that his view as “change” was not improvement of the current system that has served us well for 240 years but a replacement of it. Nor, did many of them realize the great contempt that he holds for the country, its accomplishments and its constitution.
Many of us have grown up in a world of naivety and safety. We were protected, if that is the right word, from some of the realities of the world around us. It’s like we have been swimming but did not get wet.
The cultural differences that have existed in many areas are extreme and un-acknowledged, unseen, or simply ignored. This has led to lack of understanding and a widening gulf between various groups in our country. Some are still fighting the Civil War, some would have you believe they are still slaves, and others are not aware of either. Continue reading Culture Shocked→
Back in Sandy Point, families mostly all had kids. And, they usually had lots of them. There were eight in my dad’s family and six in my mom’s. My Mom’s uncle down the road had twelve kids and so did the folks just around the corner. My wife and I have three. And, we now have five grandchildren. So, I have been around kids some and, in fact, I have neighbors that have kids. I actually talk to some of them from time to time. Continue reading Don’t Blame The Kids→
Muscadine, Scuppernongs and Blackberries
Muscadine, Vitis rotundifolia, is a grapevine species native to the southeastern and south-central United States from Florida to Delaware, west to eastern Texas and Oklahoma. It has been extensively cultivated since the 16th century. The plants are well adapted to their native warm and humid climate; they need fewer chilling hours than better known varieties and they thrive on summer heat. Continue reading Muscadines and Scuppernongs→
The English words lightening and lightning are only one letter apart in spelling and pronunciation, but worlds apart in meaning. The lightning bolt of comprehension you get after reading this lesson will start lightening your confusion. Continue reading Lightning→