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Blue Vervain, Verbena hastata, occurs broadly in piedmont and mountain areas of Virginia and in a few counties in the coastal plain. Growing 2-6 feet tall, clusters of many pencil-like spikes of small 5-petaled flowers grow at the ends of the branches. ...
Tags: Surry (Surry, Virginia)
Cotton Mather, Kon Tiki (Star Apple Kingdom label) Gosh, was I amazed to read that Cotton Mather had amassed enough cash (through online donations) to reissue its 1997 album Kontiki. This is one of those CDs that I cherished because I thought if I lost...
In a sermon some years ago, the Rev. Peter J. Gomes, Harvard University's longtime spiritual leader, offered a precise, if unconventional, definition of hell. He said hell is "being defined by your circumstances, and believing that definition." Gomes,...
Tags: Newspaper and Magazine, Bible, Baptist, Woody Allen, Periodicals
Editor's note: My last blog post cited one reason -- guarding a brand -- that many Christians have objected to Harold Camping's prediction that the world will end on May 21. Jerry Newcombe offers several others in this essay. Newcombe is the host and...
Tags: History, Arts and Culture, Bible, History (tv network), Poetry
Special to the Los Angeles TimesIt's autumn in New England The days are getting shorter. Wood piles are stacked high. Geese are flying south, and Indian corn is hanging from the door. People in new L.L. Bean flannels stop their cars in the middle of the road snapping pictures or...
Tags: Housatonic River, Cornwall, Abigail Adams, Paul Revere, Cheshire
The Hartford CourantThe Grinch would have come up empty- handed in Colonial Connecticut. There would have been no presents under the tree, let alone a tree to steal. Christmas was viewed by the Puritans of New England as a corrupt religious, if not a pagan, ritual and was...
Tags: Charles Dickens, History, Bible, Values, Regional Authority
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