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Bald Eagle is a Symbol of Strength and Nobility

Nobility is an ancient notion which harkens back to the earliest human records.  Succinctly put, an individual or group is considered superior because of one or more loftier qualities which place them at the top of the food… Read More

The Sassafras Root Once Used For Medicinal Treatments

Newspapers, television, magazines, and other media are inundated with soft drink advertisements.  Some ads state or imply the consumers of these concoctions are adventurous, sophisticated, or just happy. Soft drinks, as opposed to hard drinks which contain alcohol,… Read More

Vines

Tarzan used them as a superhighway through the trees in every adventure created by Edgar Rice Burroughs.  Villains and scoundrels alike fell prey to the ape-man and his horde of avenging simians descending on vines from the trees…. Read More

Spring is here!

Recent cold weather notwithstanding, spring is almost here.  The spring equinox is March 20th, and on that date the day and night will be the same length. Lexicographers, the people who study language, have concluded the term “spring”… Read More

Pollen

It is a bane and curse to hay-fever sufferers without regard to their station in life.  The agony plagues the victims night and day, at work and at rest, awake or asleep. The sensation created is reminiscent of… Read More

Broomsedge

The oft quoted adage “the best defense is a good offence” has been credited to a variety of political and military leaders, and football coaches.  Almost every leader, thinker and pontificator from Julius Cesar to Bobby Bowden has… Read More

The Kissing Bug

Family connections are curious. There are those which are reputedly good and those not so good. Every teenager has endured a warning about associating with someone from a bad family. The discussion usually includes a lot of justification… Read More

Bloodsucking Conenose (The Kissing Bug)

Family connections are curious. There are those which are reputedly good and those not so good. Every teenager has endured a warning about associating with someone from a bad family. The discussion usually includes a lot of justification on… Read More