Category Archives: EDITORIALS

Free Time

Written on April 23, 2019 at 2:17 pm, by

Hi friends! Alline here, writing from Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage. The weather is warm and sunny, and if I were actually a gardener I’d be outside basking in the sunshine, planting seedlings, applying layers of compost and mulch, and thinking deep, organic thoughts. Alas, my brand of gardening is more Darwinian, as in “survival of the […]

Baltimore Orioles

Written on April 23, 2019 at 2:03 pm, by

I have been writing this article for 17 years now.  It seems over time, I become repetitious I’m sure. If everyone ‘s memory is like mine, you won’t know what I wrote last year at the time. One of the many colorful birds I like to watch is the Baltimore Orioles. There are two different […]

Rutledge Renegades

Written on April 23, 2019 at 1:41 pm, by

Tamara Tague went to Annapolis, MD to visit her son, Religious Petty Officer Lee Tague, for a week.  She is helping with cleaning and painting a house he bought. Larry Tague called and talked to Tim Morris.  Tim is living in Columbia, MO.  He said he is doing well.  He is now working at Boone […]


Written on April 23, 2019 at 11:09 am, by

I don’t remember being so aggravated as I was the other day. There I was sitting with a friend, sulking about a lost opportunity to pull the trigger on a tom turkey. The night before we had seen a gobbler and a hen move into a certain part of the woods. We surmised they would […]

Use The Brains God’s Given You

Written on April 23, 2019 at 11:08 am, by

Oh, how we’ve heard that phrase. Especially slow ones as myself. Yet the statement, possibly without its often inclusive harshness of tone, has application in places which we would/could find beneficial. With that in mind, I wonder about a similar comment. What if we were to use the grace God’s given us? I mean, what […]

Just the Other Day

Written on April 18, 2019 at 1:16 pm, by

Keith’s Cafe It was close to 7:00 p.m. when I snuck into the radio station, the same way a teenager sneaks into the house at 2 or 3 in the morning, when they were supposed to be home by 11. I was hoping and praying not to get caught, which would give me until the […]

Nuance and Change

Written on April 16, 2019 at 4:41 pm, by

It has been 16 years since Sara and I took up residence at Dancing Rabbit, and every year I learn again that there is nuance and change within long-term patterns. Certain features of my life, like weekly potlucks with friends and neighbors, groups of interested strangers coming to visit our village for weeks at a […]

Let’s Build A Bigger Crowd For God

Written on April 16, 2019 at 1:59 pm, by

I love this about faith. It has its own unique energy unmatched by any other element. It cooperates with dreamers, initiates possibilities, and aggravates rule-riders. Faith is the fear killer. We want it. We need it. But the fear killer persistently steps in with seemingly more reasonable (and always deadening) suggestions. Faith doesn’t first have […]

Migraine Weather

Written on April 9, 2019 at 4:33 pm, by

The weather this morning is cold and dreary.  It’s sounds as if we might be in for some winter mix weather again this April.  Mother Nature is fooling with us once again.  Wet weather is predicted for the next three months.  I am still feeding all the birds sunflower seeds. I had several happy visitors […]

Wonderfully Created

Written on April 9, 2019 at 12:21 pm, by

For those of us who spend time outdoors, we get to see a lot of creatures, and many of them would not exactly make it in a Field and Stream’s most beautiful animals list. I can remember the first time I shot a turkey and ran up to it. I was shocked by how ugly […]