Sometime last week I first noticed the seasonal changes on the mountain. Working in the raised flower garden, I went to the shop for some pruning shears and on the way back, I glanced to the saddle just south of Edinburg Gap. Yep, there was a light touch of yellow, gold, and specks of red. Since that day last week, the change has spread along the ridge, causing the mountain to take on an array of colors like those of an artist's palette.
Earlier this year, all the world's attention was focused on Brazil for the globe's largest and most watched sporting event, the 20th World Cup Soccer Competition.
During a class I taught, a student would ask me, "Mr. Barbee, how's reading 'Beowulf' gonna help make me a better ____(his hoped for trade)?"
I've had a lot of ideas in my approximately 40 (cough, cough) years. Some were brilliant. Some were brilliantly awful. But from each one of them, I've discovered something interesting about myself. Usually, as I wrote in this column on failure, I've learned what not to do next time.
Most of us have a set of keys either in our pocket right now or in our pocket book. Keys are necessary to start our cars, open our homes, and enter our workplaces. For those who are behind bars, keys hold special meaning for they are what stand between the incarcerated and his freedom. In earlier times, prisoners were often locked in iron shackles or collars and bound to posts or dungeons and longed for access to the key of their freedom.
Honda is a major automotive force and the Japanese-based company has periodically produced the best-selling compact car in the United States, the Honda Civic.
Subaru's Outback is a best-selling five-passenger wagon that gets a little bigger for 2015, improving gas mileage, adding some horsepower and expanding already generous seating and cargo space.
The look of a Jaguar can attract second glances and just sitting behind the wheel can create an addiction.
Note to readers:
Range Rover's long-wheelbase luxury SUV is destined to attract celebrities, wealthy businessmen or anyone who wants to be chauffeured in a top-performing vehicle while basking in second-row luxury reminiscent of a snobby English gentleman's club.
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