In the aftermath of last week’s election, emotions range from celebration to lamentation, depending upon on which political party or candidate that we supported. If the barrage of political ads leading up to the election didn’t already exhaust us, we are now forced to digest the endless speculation of political analysts recounting all the reasons for the results. Negotiation among elected leaders is once again promised as a solution to the gridlock, which has severely discouraged voter participation throughout the land.
Again we arrive at the popular holiday that transcends ethnic, religious, racial and numerous other man-made divides. Thanksgiving Day is an annual reminder of the innumerable blessings we may easily take for granted throughout the year. Continue reading True Thanksgiving….
I have always been keenly aware from childhood of the gift of each day and the new and renewed hope and opportunity that comes with each. Continue reading Daily gifts received and ‘Returned to Sender’…
With the switch from summer to fall followed almost instantly this year with overnight winter and even snow on the first day of November in several surrounding areas right here in the Southwest Virginia, it is quite obvious that seasonal change in weather is very unpredictable. Continue reading Life’s Revolving seasons . . .
“Acid does more damage to the vessel in which it is stored, than to the objects on which it is poured.”
This timeless morsel of literary wisdom never pales with time. I am not sure of its origin, only the source from which it came to me–through an unforgettable, well-known, highly respected and admired local lady, Ms. Zenobia Ferguson, while “The Trib” was still located on Henry Street. Continue reading Dealing with “Acid Erosion”
In the world of nature the dominant factor is the struggle for existence (survival of the fittest) the law of man and beast which is the origin of all difficulties. It is the cause of war and strife, hatred and animosity between human beings. The results, in the world of nature there has always been and continues to be tyranny, egotism aggression, overbearance, usurpation of the rights of others and other blameworthy attributes, all defects of the animal world, becoming only more sophisticated with time and technology. Continue reading Our biggest challenge–as men and nations