Confederate flags at High Court

Confederate flags at High Court

“A significant portion of the public associate the confederate flag with organizations advocating expressions of hate directed toward people or ...

June 26th, 2020 |  


Transforming hope for equality into action

Transforming hope for equality into action

It seems that every year I find it more difficult to maintain my weight. I have blossomed from a svelte weight of 105 pounds as a young adult to well ...

June 26th, 2020 |  


Story behind military dog tags

Story behind military dog tags

During the American Civil War (1861-65), only 58% of soldiers killed in action were positively identified. Soldiers worried that if they were killed, ...

June 25th, 2020 |  



Hydrangeas: Choosing the right one

Hydrangeas: Choosing the right one

For a long-lived display of huge showy blooms, few plant families can top the diverse Hydrangea. Every year we see new Hydrangea varieties introduced,...

June 24th, 2020 |  


Virtual experiences continue at Stratford

Virtual experiences continue at Stratford

The general public and a lot of volunteers are still unable to visit Stratford Ecological Center on Liberty Road due to fears of spreading COVID-19. D...

June 20th, 2020 |  


Virtual events aplenty thanks to DCDL

In an earlier column, I announced that the Summer Reading Club would still be going forward this summer, though things would look a bit different. Add...

June 20th, 2020 |  


Closer look at Title VII ruling

Closer look at Title VII ruling

“After all, only the words on the page constitute the law adopted by Congress and approved by the President.”— Justice Neil Gorsuch,...

June 20th, 2020 |  


2020 has been one big juggling act

2020 has been one big juggling act

At various times, having generally good hand-eye coordination, I have tried to juggle. I can do okay tossing two balls up in the air with just one han...

June 19th, 2020 |  


History behind battlefield cross, riderless horse

History behind battlefield cross, riderless horse

Battlefield crossThe fallen soldier battle cross, combat cross, battlefield cross or battle cross is a symbolic replacement of a cross, or marker appr...

June 18th, 2020 |  


Draco — the forgotten constellation

Draco — the forgotten constellation

How the mighty have fallen. A scant 5,000 years ago, the constellation Draco, the Dragon, was in its prime. The dragon appears in the myths and legend...

June 16th, 2020 |