Disclaimer - As you read this story, let your imagination run free, and If some of you see descriptions that remind you of familiar places and events, that’s okay. However, characters and events in the story bear no relation to real people (dead or alive) and events. Tragedy in a Small Southern Town It was … Continue reading Tragedy in a Small Southern Town
I saw a sign recently that read: “Put Christ back into Christmas.” That slogan is usually associated with a time several years ago when many individuals and businesses were spelling “Christmas as Xmas”. That practice has diminished but the erosion of real charity toward others continues, and our lack of respect and good will toward … Continue reading The Meaning of Christian Charity
Toomsboro, Georgia Methodist Church - where I have fond memories of Christmas Eve Services. Some (maybe most) Christians will argue that without Christ’s crucifixion and resurrection, Christianity would have been still born. Perhaps, but Christ’s exemplary Christian life and crystalized teachings recorded in the Bible, stand as testament to the importance of his birth and … Continue reading Christmas Means Charity to All
Friends always smile Katie Smiled BobillKatie Smiled when we met -Looking up from the chair she sat in;Ann Landers, you love to getSweets into your column -So, put that in:Say I'm romantic,Say I'm a fool ...By looks and brains denied,Say I'm over the Hill - but add -Katie Smiled! Investment Bobill|If my being sad … Continue reading Verse About Friendship – by Bobill
By Bobill Emily Dickinson, a 19th Century American poet wrote poems about a multitude of topics and objects, and one of her favorite objects was flowers. She was a student of botany and was more famous in her hometown of Amherst, MA.as a gardener than a poet. Emily used flowers to describe the abundant beauty … Continue reading Emily Dickinson – Poet and Gardener
I meet with a group regularly in Hampton that discusses popular subjects of the day, national and international topics of interest and that tries to bring meaning to a world full of meaningless chaos. I’ve been a temporary member for some time, and yesterday I took the test to become a full-fledged member: I had … Continue reading How a Scarecrow’s Face Tested My Mental Acuity
Even as a fledgling engineer at the NASA’s Langley Research Center (LaRC) in Hampton, Virginia I was privileged to play a small part in a pretty important research project. The project was initiated to study the heating effects on spacecrafts entering the earth’s atmosphere at high velocities. The launch vehicle was a five-stage solid-propellant rocket … Continue reading Tequila Moonrise – What a Relief It Was!