Commentary

Pray for the honeybees

  1. 09th March 2007
  2. Carl Ponder (1939-2007)

The bees came uninvited and built their nest inside the wall behind the chimney, a few feet from the kitchen door. It wasn't the first swarm to take up residence in the walls of the old house during its hundred and twenty year's life time. What was significant was to see wild bees at all!

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The tomb of Jesus?

  1. 06th March 2007
  2. Wallace G. Smith

Have you seen "The Tomb of Jesus," a Discovery Channel presentation brought to us by filmmakers James Cameron (of Titanic fame) and Simcha Jacobovici? If not, it is only a matter of time before you hear about it – such is the way with society's current fascination with the "DaVinci Code" spirit of "creative history."

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Confusion in America and Britain

  1. 23rd February 2007
  2. Carl Ponder (1939-2007)

It has become apparent from the news networks that there is confusion and disagreement about where United States and British policy is leading in Iraq, Iran, North Korea and other world trouble spots.

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On Ben Ownby's return

  1. 20th February 2007
  2. Wallace G. Smith

The delight my family felt at seeing Ben Ownby returned to his parents was almost indescribable – a feeling that we know we share with many.

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It is your time

  1. 16th February 2007
  2. J. Davy Crockett III

In the human experience there is a great equalizer. No matter who we are, rich or poor, or somewhere in between, everyone has the same amount of it. It is what your life is made of.

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Wild animals a threat to U. S. children

  1. 13th February 2007
  2. Carl Ponder (1939-2007)

A man I know belonged to a hunting club in a remote area of Alabama where large coyotes were preying on some of the game animals. These were much larger than western coyotes and were not as shy around humans.

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A time to remember...

  1. 09th February 2007
  2. J. Davy Crockett III

It can be cold and wet in December in the scenic valleys of Tennessee, but it is a beautiful setting nonetheless. Not much has changed here in a generation. It's not crowded. The old neighborhoods seem to be unchanging, a pleasant, quiet, small town, unhurried, unbothered in a time when most folks are bustling about.

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Is Germany making a "right turn"?

  1. 05th February 2007
  2. Wallace G. Smith

During a time when Germany finds itself inching into the global spotlight as the leading nation of the European Union, its population is beginning to experience an interesting shift in its sentiments about who should have power and how that power should be wielded.

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Five Minutes to Midnight

  1. 29th January 2007
  2. Richard F. Ames

"Midnight," according to the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, represents global disaster—"the figurative end of civilization". On January 17, 2007, the Bulletin moved the clock from seven minutes (last set in 2002) to five minutes to midnight!

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