Four Geese and a Duck, Stone Mountain, 25 March 2016

10 June 2016: I have learned that what I've been identifying as a duck below is actually a Greater White-fronted goose. This explains some inconsistencies I noted in how it behaved. We live and learn. I went for a walk at Stone Mountain Friday, 25 March and took some video of two pairs of geese … Continue reading Four Geese and a Duck, Stone Mountain, 25 March 2016

Genealogy Tips and Tricks

   To trace a family, start with what is known and work backwards — parents to grandparents and so on and along the way, it's important to note every source of information. Genealogy is all about what can be documented and it's helpful to keep in mind that all published records are compiled by people … Continue reading Genealogy Tips and Tricks

Total Eclipse of the Hart

On my first visit to Stone Mountain this year, I encountered an entire herd of deer, at least seven or eight individuals, with more probably lurking in the woods. They were somewhat off the path, along the five-mile walking trail that circles the mountain. I encountered them about halfway between the two and two and … Continue reading Total Eclipse of the Hart

Existential Void

   In his book, Man's Search for Meaning, Viktor Frankl tells the story that on his first day in a Nazi concentration camp, an older and more experienced prisoner pointed to him and, based on the older prisoner's experience, said Frankl was the type who wouldn't survive. Frankl did survive and one way he managed … Continue reading Existential Void

Real Bible Studies: The Sons of Israel

The Bible is as much a political document as it is a religious one. Stories printed there were crafted to support a specific narrative, perhaps to bolster the reign of a particular king or party in its quest for control. Over time, these stories were edited, re-edited, and re-arranged to support different narratives. One such … Continue reading Real Bible Studies: The Sons of Israel