LightGrams

Unlocking The Gates

LightGrams June 4, 2020 Volume 24, Number 19 Jose has become a very popular person in Paris, France. His real identity was undisclosed at the time of the May 22 article carried on Yahoo News. He became popular because he picked the locks of the closed gates that were keeping people out of parks in…

Spotting The Beauty

LightGrams May 28, 2020 Volume 24, Number 18 I purchased my first digital camera in 2005. It was a compact Canon model, archaic by today’s standards, but it served me well for a few years. When I combined it with my love for roaming through the woods, it opened my eyes to things I’d never…

Ultimate Distancing

LightGrams May 7, 2020 Volume 24, Number 17 There’s an interesting story about Fish Tales Bar & Grill in Ocean City, Maryland. Restaurants in that state are just beginning to open up to on-site business, but they must agree to have customers observe the social distancing standards. That means people must be six feet apart.…

Pushing Back Against The Darkness

LightGrams May 7, 2020 Volume 24, Number 17 Erin Kemble has been attracting a lot of attention these last few weeks, and that’s just the way she wants it. Each day she dresses up as a familiar character to urge her neighbors to stay “safer at home”. The first day she dressed up as a…

Entering New Frontiers

LightGrams April 30, 2020 Volume 24, Number 15 The area in which I live might be called a “threshold”; it’s situated in a corridor that links Western North Carolina with Kentucky. Daniel Boone crossed through this area on his way to leading settlers through the Cumberland Gap into new frontiers now known as Kentucky and…

Time On His Hands

LightGrams April 16, 2020 Volume 24, Number 14 I don’t know Anthony Miracola of Temperance, Michigan other than by what I have read of him in a news article. The article told of his setting a new Guinness World Record recently by making 35 shots in one minute from behind a basketball goal. It was…

A Preacher On Fire

LightGrams April 9, 2020 Volume 24, Number 13 Stephen Beach was only doing what I and many other preachers have been forced to do. After social distancing was mandated in England because of the coronavirus pandemic, Beach went online to members of the St. Budeaux Church in Plymouth, southwestern England. The story carried by Reuters…

Dash To Safety

LightGrams April 2, 2020 Volume 24, Number 12 The name “Aaron Rodgers” is familiar to all sports fans. For years he has been the quarterback for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League. He knows about making mad dashes for the end zone and rushing against the clock. He is regarded as one…

Toilet Paper Calculators

LightGrams March 26, 2020 Volume 24, Number 11 The photo I received summed up the situation before us: Pictured was a Las Vegas style gaming table. Instead of poker chips, there were rolls of toilet paper instead. Do I need to explain the meaning of this to anyone in the U.S.? We’re not alone. Yahoo…

Singing From Their Windows

LightGrams March 19, 2020 Volume 24, Number 10 China has been hit hard by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). A recent report shows that over 3,200 have died from its effects. What is more alarming, perhaps, is that in Italy the number of those who have succumbed to COVID-19 is only slightly less, almost 3,000. Italy’s…