They’d have fallen like Autumn leaves
So there we were, minding our own business (at least momentarily), leaning against the cannon at Little Round Top.
Outdoor editor admits making straw purchases
I’ll admit it. I’ve made straw purchases and I’ve made them knowingly.
I can only hope that the individuals to whom I have passed on those purchases used them wisely.
Get on with it
Now that Maryland State’s Attorney General Doug Gansler has been asked to help with the investigation of the McCoole Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department it is our hope that the probe regains traction.
What have we learned this past month?
Some serious soccer withdrawal is on the horizon for disciples of the Beautiful Game as the month of mania concludes Sunday with the World Cup final. Germany and Argentina, I believe?
A good turn
“Do a good turn daily” is the slogan of the Boy Scouts of America. “Turn,” in this case, means a deed ... a good deed you didn’t really have to do, but you did it because it would make somebody else’s life a little better.
A man of the Midwest, of Cumberland, and a friend
His obituary was neither extravagant nor trumpeting. Yet it was a fitting tribute to the man and the life he lived. It was succinct yet sincere. Like the man, it was gracious and understated, and it was filled with love and with warmth, and all of the names of his family and the things in his life that made him memorable.
Eyes and ears
Based upon what we know about crime watch efforts in other parts of the county, we have every reason to believe residents of Oldtown will see a reduction in crime once their watch group is organized.
U.S. loss on World Cup pitch was a win back home
The 2014 World Cup is over for America.
Better read that french fry before you eat it
People give me otherwise-insignificant items they hope will amuse or inspire me. I appreciate this. I’m always glad for free entertainment, which as Goldy’s Rule 33 says is everywhere. All you have to do is wait and it will come to you. Also, I have been writing columns for 37 years and embrace inspiration anywhere I can find it.
A long and winding road faces our food
Last week’s column dealt with organs you can do without, our DNA (molecular blueprint for our bodies) and hair. My reference is “Body: Discover What’s Beneath Your Skin,” a Miles Kelly Book, written by John Farndon and Nicki Lampon and published in 2010. This column will consider finger and toe nails, breathing and coughing, saliva, mucus and your food’s long and torturous journey. Most cities and mid sized towns have nail shops where you can have your finger nails and toe nails adorned. Nail painting can be traced back 5,000 years.
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