Hymn Story : Amazing Grace

by Richard Niell Donovan John Newton crammed a lot of living into his 82 years.  His mother died when he was six years old, and he joined his father at sea when he was eleven.  He served his apprenticeship as a sailor, and rose through the ranks until he became the captain of a slave […]

Albania’s Blood Feuds

Originally posted on Longreads:
Our neighbor accidentally drove over our lawn, dislodging a decorative boulder that I put in, but he never mentioned it. We could see the tire tracks from his side of our shared driveway. He probably saw me digging another hole to put the giant rock back in. It was just a…

Did You Know? (Nov 14)

If you’re not a fan of spiders, we’d strongly encourage you to avoid the island of Guam—after the invasive brown treesnake wiped out the native birds on the island, the spider population skyrockted to 40 times that of nearby islands.