• Hunting

    Sheep Hunt for a Flatlander

    There in the scope of my .30/06 were the two rams we had seen two days and two mountains back: both past prime breeding age and fine trophies. As I lay there on the side of a grassy mound, I hesitated. Not only for the purpose of taking a careful shot. Many other thoughts raced through my…

  • Culture

    For Love of Poetry

    Poetry has the magical power to evoke emotions, capture complex feelings, and reflect Society’s ever changing values. With its rhythmic words and vivid imagery, poetry can capture stories and explore the beauty of everyday life unlike any other art form.

  • Culture

    The Stokes Light

    The Stokes Light, or sometimes referred to as The Pactolus Light, is in Pitt County between Greenville and Washington, North Carolina, in a crossroads town named Stokes, North Carolina. The way I first heard the story is that over a hundred years ago along a train track a railway worker was walking with his lantern on or…

  • Hunting

    Afghanistan Duck Decoys

    I deployed to Afghanistan in December of 2001 and was operating out of Bagram Airbase. Bagram was a former Soviet airbase and the scene of intense fighting as the Taliban retreated under pressure from the Northern Alliance with the help of United States Special Forces.

  • Fishing

    A Good Day

    “Come on, let’s go get in the truck,” I say as I grab Shiner’s leash. His ears perk up, and his tail wags as he rushes to beat me to the door. It’s early, probably too early for what we’re going to do. Most wouldn’t wake up at 4:00 and drive the better part of three hours…