The Hogs of Camelot

The Hogs of Camelot

The Arthurian legends enthralled me as a kid… they still do. Don’t get me wrong, Nintendo, and Star Wars, and shooting snakes from a bridge or canoe were all legit, too. But King Arthur and all those knights doing knightly things like being polite to one another...
Song of the Soque

Song of the Soque

The Soque River is a narrow watershed that begins and ends in the mountains of northeast Georgia’s Habersham County. It is also a siren that sings to every fly fisherman who has ever had the fortune to hook one of her innumerable trout leviathans. It was my good...
The Great Slime Kings

The Great Slime Kings

In Seamus Heaney’s poem “Death of a Naturalist”, the speaker describes in vivid detail how his curiosity as a child about the bullfrogs living in a bog near his town morphs into the terror of being sucked down under the mire by the jellied spawn of the “mud grenades”....
A Night in the Life of the Tooth Fairy

A Night in the Life of the Tooth Fairy

An armadillo had been ravaging the flower beds around my house for nights on end evading the scourge of the dogs like some sort of grub eating ninja. Last night while in the rheumy drowse which sometimes precedes sleep, I remembered that my daughter had pulled a tooth...
In Defense of Preservation

In Defense of Preservation

The other morning, I had to cancel a quail hunt due to rain so I picked my father-in-law up and we headed to town for breakfast at the cafe. As we sat eating, I felt a tap on my shoulder. I turned to see a gentleman in his mid-60s in a pair dress slacks, a blue Oxford...

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