Colorful harvest festivals are one marker for the arrival of autumn, but for me the surest sign that fall is here is the number of days I...
“Will you walk into my parlor?” said the Spider to the Fly; “Tis the prettiest little parlor that ever you did spy.” The webs of...
Mark Twain had a thing for flies and it was no love affair. Attributed to him are multiple quotes that leave no doubt about how he felt...
Americans should be hungry for change. We, do, after all, waste a lot of food. Every day, our country’s discarded food could fill...
ring neck snake
Mae West cynically noted that “Opportunity knocks for every man, but you have to give a woman a ring.” An interesting ring coiled...
Black walnuts basket
Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don’t. I always do and I enjoy eating them too; there isn’t a nut around that doesn’t...
Horses Eye Hamburger Bean
“Going to the beach and ignoring the wrack line is like going to Disney World and looking only at the parking lot.” So said Ed Perry —...
“What’s in a name?” The answer, dear Juliet, is not as simple as it seems. “That which we call a rose” Unless, of course, it...
“It’s difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato.” I couldn’t agree more with Lewis Grizzard,...

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