Some say discernment is a natural gift. You either have it or you don't. But discernment properly taught, can be discernment easily learned.
We all know forests contain trees. But what else does a forest contain and how do they support humankind?
I have made the trek up Mt. LeConte every year for the last six years. This is an interpretive photographic journal of some of the most recent hikes and should not be construed as a trail map.
Did you know the title you choose doesn't just peak interest, it affects who actually sees your article or blog? Internet search engines use different algorithms and while your title should generally read like a person searching for related content, subtle changes render BIG differences.
Are orbs just a fleck of dust in your camera lens or something paranormal? You decide.
Cheaha is located in the Talladega National Forest in Clay County, Alabama. While Talladega, Alabama is more well known for its motorcar speedway, the roaring sounds of racing men are seldom heard in this pristine wilderness.
What exactly is a player, and how can you avoid falling into a relationship with one? This article will teach you all the warning signs you need to look for.
A collection of favorite caving photographs.
If you're looking for a remote weekend chock-full of waterfalls, hiking, and/or climbing, you'll like Weekend Trip #10.
Pine Mountain is the best kept secret in Alabama in my view. I'm proud to own a home there and share it's beauty and wonders. Above all, I appreciate them.
The coronavirus pandemic suddenly catapulted us from the conveniences of fast food and restaurants to cooking at home the old-fashioned way. Here's a rundown of how I quickly fed a family three different meals for about a hundred bucks.
I received a door prize for this one in a writing competition : ) Got the idea from a Facebook post and converged it with the topic.
I entered this flash fiction in a 750 word WOW contest but didn't place. I enjoyed writing it though & wanted to share. I doubt I'll ever have time to finish the sci-fi novel it deserves to become.
This was hard to write even a year after mom's passing, but it would have been impossible had I not been there for her. (In Loving Memory of Jacqueline Avalon Ratcliffe, 1935-2014)
If driving in traffic is your idea of risk-taking, this article isn't for you. But if you've ever had the desire to seek adventure and wondered why, read on to learn more.
Cabo is at the tip of the Baja Penninsula in Mexico. Though packed with tourists & resorts, if you go the right time of year, you will find the wonder of San Lucas is affordable and hassle-free.
These five tips can help you keep your desk in order and your head clear enough to manage an overwhelming work-load.
Find out whether it is legal to cover or quote a song and how to avoid copyright violations.
Can a Health Savings Account can save you money on healthcare - if you're "able."
Common stressors of our age and how to cope with them.
It might surprise you to learn that the largest number of hiking-related fatalities are ascribed to the fittest. It might also surprise you to know why.
Interesting laws concerning "lemon" purchases.
Purpose isn't always obvious but that doesn't mean you have to turn up every stone looking for it!
Are valuable words being lost in transmission? Synonomously: the lost art of letter writing.
A haiku about the possibility of infinity.
Those fluffy pretties aren't as benign as they might seem. Clouds kill hundreds of thousands of people each year.
A short tribute to man's best friend.
A photo collection of natural wonders.
A peom about life after death.
Does the comfort factor of cloth outweigh its practical or fashionable application?
A group of selected photographs demonstrate the quality of the beaches and wildlife along the "forgotten coast."
The frustrations that lace the decade have no end in sight. Ghost companies, fraud-based companies, telemarketing torture, and healthcare hell. It's all very real!
Have you ever wondered what keeps a man moving in a positive direction despite extreme obstacles?
Seven pointers on how to survive negativity and stay positive.
What would you want printed on your gravestone?
The history of mysogony and how women overcame it.
Emotional abuse is present in the workplace. Here are suggestions on how to identify and overcome it.
A brief summary of the literary works of southern author, Walker Percy.
The difference between the old south and the deep south, and a little lagniappe !!!
Understanding how composition, ISO and shutter speed affect your photographs.
This could be anyone's childhood. Instead, it was mine.
Heirs are often left dumbfounded at the intricacies of transferring property upon the death of a loved one.
We need to restore the full meaning of that old word, duty. It is the other side of rights. ~ Pearl Buck
What is the law concerning photographic license and how to comply with it.
My top ten list of books that have a moral.
Find out how to search and find content hidden from view on the 'Deep; Internet.
A tribute to the life of Dave Buchner (1961 - 2008).
The role and history of Satan in human behavior.
A tribue to the music of Dan Fogelberg.
College is 30% education, but it's 70% something entirely more important.
How to recognize heat exhaustion or heat stroke and treat it.
How to recognize hypothermia and how to treat it.
Having Internet access is one thing – knowing how to effectively use it is another.
Methods to develop or maintain trust in a relationship.
Learn the relevance of your dreams and they secrets they reveal? They may mean more than you realize.
The concept of immortality thoroughly explored in non-religious terms.
You don't have to take horse piss! The importance of hormone replacement therapy and the options available to women.
The key elements to surival in the wildnerness including threats posed by wildlife, threatening weather, and the many variables of mother nature.
A poem about losing someone.
Mississippi is the State most often mentioned in song. It's famous for the blues, the Mighty Mississippi, and literature. But what makes Mississippi so enchanting that it's written about, sung about, and talked about almost universally?
A poem about fickle behavior.
Are you a boss? Then this article is for you!
A whimsical poem about freedom.
Understanding your lawyer's billing system translates to more efficient billing and services.
What to expect from a legal assistant and how to cultivate additional skills.
The importance of mentorship cannot be overstated, especially in times like these.
The real gift of believing is that it works.
Can a not-so-chance meeting become a second chance? This fictional narrative explains that what one person regrets, another must reconcile.
An article about the "catch 22" of not looking for Mr. Right when you are dating.
A peom about beauty, inside and out.