The end of the land and the edge of the sea is a strange and wonderful place, where it isn't half as important to know as it is to feel, where those who contemplate the questions of life will find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life itself.
12-25-15 (This is a re-print of a “Marlboro Musings,” originally published December, 2000. The best part about this story is that, 15 additional years have only fortified its foundation; these words are as true today as the day they were written. Blessed ain’t a strong enough word. GB) My parents have lived in the same … Continue reading Home A Christmas Constant
12-24-15 TBT Holiday Special…From the Archives…. Excerpted from “Musings” October 5, 2000 about working as a youth in a once thriving downtown Bennettsville, specifically as junior ice cream dipper/comic book salesman at Miller-Thompson Drug, under the expert tutelage of a young Van Edwards, who went on to become a successful local businessman. I, however, apparently … Continue reading A Christmas memory…
12-24-15 Merry Christmas from South Carolina, y'all. God Bless each of you, this Christmas and always. Peace.
12-22-15 Here we are again, Christmas. Time again for that annual mad dash for final gifts and groceries, and, for some, final shots at last-second qualifying for Santa’s “Nice” list. Good luck with that, guys. One of my favorite things about Christmas are the songs and shows of the season. Now I don’t watch many … Continue reading HO! HO! WHOA!
12-15-15 “Christmas is most truly Christmas when we celebrate it by giving the light of love to those who need it most.” Ruth Carter Stapleton I love that quote, and reading Dan McNeil’s editorial last week about his Christmas tree-related history – and hoped-for future! - brought back a lot of Christmas memories for me, … Continue reading Lights? Trees? Christmas!
12-8-15 “Why, hello there. My, it’s been a long, long time.” So sings Willie Nelson, and indeed a long time it has been since a “Marlboro Musings” saw print. Publicly, that is. But I digress; that’s another story. Regardless, long-time Herald Advocate readers may recall my columns from what is now more than a decade … Continue reading I’m Back…