Ten Simple Steps to Avoid Covid-19 and Stay Healthy in a Time of Quarantine

Though the first cases of coronavirus appeared in Wuhan, China in November 2019, it has now spread around the world and is officially classified as a pandemic — from the Greek for “all” (pan) “people” (demos) — meaning that it will affect every human on this planet, sooner or later. … More Ten Simple Steps to Avoid Covid-19 and Stay Healthy in a Time of Quarantine

How Blogging Led Me to Patreon

But previously I had only posted new stories on a monthly basis, depending on my level of health. Now I decided to do it on a weekly basis, even though I knew the schedule would add a significant workload for me and increase the likelihood that I would experience a deterioration in my health just as I had in February of 2018, when I thought I was on death’s doorstep. … More How Blogging Led Me to Patreon

Exploring Occoneechee Speedway, a Landmark of Stock Car Racing

For twenty years, it hosted stock car racing events that featured such names as Richard Petty, Fireball Roberts, and Tim Flock. Then, in 1968, protests from local clergy–who were tired of parishioners being absent from their pews on Sunday, the official race day–led to the eventual closing of the track. … More Exploring Occoneechee Speedway, a Landmark of Stock Car Racing

Redefining Christmas: The Untold History of Our Most Beloved Holiday

What if December 25th were a day for us to give gifts that we’ve made with our own two hands, preferably with reused/recycled/sustainable materials? And what if December 25th were a day for sharing those gifts with the poor, the marginalized, and the forgotten in society? … More Redefining Christmas: The Untold History of Our Most Beloved Holiday