Smoking was Cool
By Bill York

He was a hard worker, rugged outdoorsman, hunter, angler, golfer, 11 years younger than me, a cousin.  I gave him a bicycle and a 22 Marlin rifle when I enlisted in the navy in 1943 at age 17. 

"Dancing in the Dark" by Mark York

This photo was taken with a 2015 Moultrie"A-5" Gen 2 Trail Camera near Dacula, Georgia. It is a sensor camera that automatically shoots a picture when it senses movement. We see clearly the confrontation of two deer but we like to think they are dancing. Thank you Mark for submitting this photo.

Consequences

I know some people with problems, trouble that could have been avoided using common sense.

‘Consider the consequences’ is one of the most significant messages in the English language.

Gun protection

With home invasions occurring on an unprecedented scale, people are buying more hand guns than ever before, particularly females who feel vulnerable.

The miracle of hummingbirds
By Bill York

Every morning when we open the blinds, my wife and I are spellbound; they are always there, hummingbirds, charcoal, mauve and emerald colors, levitating, maneuvering for space on the feeders then zipping away, to reappear, performing aerial ballets.

Angels do exist

I wasn’t looking for anyone. I avoided meeting women. I had ended my eighth year as a single parent with custody of four teenagers. One was now married and another was in the navy.