I was 25 before I went fishing for the first time. It’s now hard to believe that so many years of my life passed — not only without fishing, but also without even thinking about fishing. Continue reading »
Four years ago this March, I planted my first flower. I’ve planted others since — maybe three — but I will always remember my first because it turned out to be the most beautiful thing I’ve ever done in the Continue reading »
Animals in my life: dogs (11), cats (7), fish (9), boa constrictor (1), mice (dozens, but they were for the boa constrictor), turtles (2), cockatoo (1), and hamsters (2). I’ve probably had more, but since forgetting things is a new Continue reading »
Science is everywhere, but I feel like I spend most of my life ignoring it, or trying to figure it out and taking a nap instead, or pretending I know what I’m talking about when I don’t. Like photosynthesis or Continue reading »
Edward Hibberd Johnson, known as the Father of Christmas Tree Lights, was a close associate of Thomas Edison — yes, that Thomas Edison, who, as we know, invented the lightbulb and the phonograph. In many ways, he founded the industrialized Continue reading »
One reason I’m not a hundred percent sure that I’m Southern is that I don’t know what a second cousin is or why I might be related to him. (Another reason: I sometimes order grits in the singular form. “I Continue reading »
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