Midsummer

I have returned, for a time, to the lakes and forests of my childhood. Returned to the knotted post oaks and the impenetrable blackjack pines, to the dense undergrowth and brambles, to the thick forests echoing with the song of cardinals and sparrows and scissortails and crows by day, the humming of cicadas and tree … Continue reading Midsummer

The Historic American Nation

We all know the story. In 1492, Columbus discovered the New World. By the seventeenth century, British North America had become a refuge for Englishmen fleeing religious persecution and tyrannical government, where colonists like the Pilgrims and the Puritans sought to create a wholly new society, a “City on a Hill,” serving as a beacon … Continue reading The Historic American Nation