Changing the Landscape

Changing the Landscape

When Yellowstone National Park was first designated in 1872, one of the animals that didn’t receive protection from hunting or trapping was the gray wolf.  At the time, naturalists and conservationists believed that the wolves were over-predatory and harmful to the...
A Strange Parade

A Strange Parade

Halloween has been, and always will be my favorite holiday.  The candy, the opportunity to cajole Heather into watching “The Shining” for the twelfth time, and the carving of pumpkins into jack-o-lanterns…somehow this holiday just gets me. I...
Forgotten

Forgotten

It was billed as the fight of the century.  Muhammad Ali vs. George Foreman in Zaire…a fight referred to in its publicity as “The Rumble in the Jungle.”  Not only would it be one of the biggest fights of all time, but it also had the added element of being held in an...
The Twist

The Twist

You’ve probably heard this story before, but read on…just in case. In 1915, just over a century ago, San Diego was in the middle of a terrible drought. It had been years since they’d received a decent amount of rain and the Morena reservoir was...
Quiet Glory

Quiet Glory

It happened quietly and without warning.     One Sunday I was up in the balcony to plug in our Christmas lights before church when I saw someone walking quietly through the empty sanctuary.  I recognized her as a young woman who had been attending recently with...