Education · Emotional and Spiritual Wellbeing · Media

Go Play By Yourself: Friendships, Shutdowns and Quark

Type “mean-spirited memes” into your search line and nearly a million “results” will appear. I reached a point yesterday when I had just had enough of all of the gotchas, gibes and jabs being thrown across the political spectrum. So I added my comment to a string under a friend’s post of Trump’s misstatement that… Continue reading Go Play By Yourself: Friendships, Shutdowns and Quark

Church · Education · Societal Issues

Linking to and Reflecting upon a Lament about Anti-Intellectualism in the Church

I’m linking here to a lament over what is true of all too many churches. It begins with the author’s recollection of a pastor who, in the course of his sermon, said he was discussing things he didn’t understand. Worse, he seemed to have made no attempt to get a grip on the Word and… Continue reading Linking to and Reflecting upon a Lament about Anti-Intellectualism in the Church

Aquarium · Education

Womble and Luna at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher

On May 7, Park Ranger Katharine Womble found a stranded and unresponsive juvenile sea turtle on a beach near the Fort Fisher Recreation Area. After an initial assessment by the North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission Sea Turtle Program Assistant, the animal was delivered to the North Carolina Aquarium for rehabilitation. Its condition upon arrival was… Continue reading Womble and Luna at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher