I couldn’t help but feel that this male Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) was irritated with me when he glared sideways at me as he …Irritated cardinal?
How closely do you look at birds? There are some birds that are our easy for me to identify, often just by their shape. With other species, I rely on…House Sparrows
Timing is a critical skill in taking wildlife photographs (and in telling the lame jokes I so enjoy), and I was thrilled to capture this image last …Timing is everything
In the late 1600’s in colonial Boston, the celebration of Christmas was against the law. Indeed, anyone evidencing the “spirit of Christmas” could be…Put the Dickens Back in Christmas
How often have you heard the platitude that you should cultivate an attitude of gratitude? Many of us will nod our head in agreement when we hear …Thanksgiving Day 2020
The Pilgrims and Indians make a great tableau to consider for Thanksgiving, but the peace between the two groups didn’t last long. Massasoit and …A Civil Body Politick
With the pandemic postponing May 2020 General Conference, many Methodists are wondering, “Will our denomination split? Will the pandemic inhibit the …Will our denomination split?
American fans of Monty Python will be familiar with the opening lines of William Blake’s poem, “Jerusalem” (and I apologize to my British readers for…The Gospel of Progress – and the New Jerusalem
As I was exploring in Huntley Meadows Park last Friday, I heard the unmistakeable rattling call of a kingfisher. After a bit of searching, I located …Kingfisher and fish