The Mountain Between Us on How to be a Soul Survivor

“We can go three weeks without food, three days without water, and three hours without shelter,” Kate Winslet’s character, Alex, declares when her plane crashes in the snowy mountain wilderness. Her expertise comes straight READ ON

The Call of the Wild in Today’s Society

Complications. Webster’s dictionary defines them as “a difficulty, or a making complex, intricate, involved, or difficult.” Life is full of complications. Sometimes they’re self-imposed, other times as I mentioned on Monday, different people cause READ ON

The KISS Principle and Sourdough Bread

Ted’s spent the last year or so returning to the old ways of food preparation, experimenting with everything from making homemade sausages, beef jerky, and old style North Carolina barbecue, to curing ham, making READ ON

Robert May and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

As promised last week, I will tell you the whole story of Robert May and his story, Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer. Robert May wrote ad copy for the Montgomery Ward catalogue, when he’d hoped to READ ON

How to Find the Magic in Life

The Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer claymation short seemed like the obvious choice for this week’s movie talk, but the rebellious side of me always bucks (sorry, had to…) against predictability, so I’m not going READ ON

A Tale of Flying Reindeer

Christmas Through the Ages The nature of Christmas has changed greatly since I was a child. Back in my grade school years, and younger, Christmas brought with it a sense of trepidation, along with READ ON

Karate Kid on Finding Balance

“You remember lesson about balance?” Mr. Miyagi asks young Daniel. “Lesson not just karate only. Lesson for whole life. Whole life have balance, everything better. Understand?” The lines are obviously from an old classic, READ ON

A Blog About Fog

The past several days here in Georgia we’ve experienced widespread fog, and not just in my head! I’ve noticed its misty tendrils settling in when I’ve gotten off work late at night, and, again, READ ON

“Bring Out Your Dead”

So, you might ask, after Monday’s blog about dreaded fleas and the Black Death, what story could I possibly write on today. I briefly considered Albert Camus’ The Plague, and it is a worthy READ ON