Frolicking Flamingo’s Secret Thanksgiving Ingredient Now Revealed!

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Last Thursday I discovered the secret ingredient to pulling off the perfect Thanksgiving meal. And it's not love. Or gratitude. Or even friends and family. Though all of those things are nice and always much more pleasant to have around the table at Thanksgiving than the alternatives of … [Continue reading]

Monday Morning Meditation: The Difference is Love

One day while Jesus was teaching in the temple courts, with a crowd of people gathered around him, the Pharisees brought a woman to him. The Pharisee had caught this woman committing adultery – sleeping with someone who was not her husband. The woman was stood in front of the group Jesus was … [Continue reading]

Flag Retirement Ceremony

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When we left the Ocmulgee National Monument last Tuesday, we still had a few hours to kill, so we stopped at Fort Hawkins to see if it was open.  Last … [Continue reading]

A Letter from Ben and Kate’s Elf (Now on a Different Continental Shelf)

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Dear Ben and Kate, I'm not sure you remember me.  I was your Elf on the Shelf.  You used to call me Elfie. Or maybe Hershey. I can't … [Continue reading]

Ceremonial Vomiting and Other Historical Items of Note

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While north of Gainesville last week, we drove on up to visit with my parents in Georgia.  While they were occupied on Tuesday at the Georgia Baptist … [Continue reading]

Our First Hammered Dulcimer Workshop (and Visit to the Florida Natural History Museum)

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Before Casey and I attended out first hammered dulcimer workshop last weekend, I predicted that Casey would be the youngest participant . . . and that … [Continue reading]