LightGrams

The Power Of Being Personal

LightGrams November 15, 2018 Volume 22, Number 41 How long has it been since you received a handwritten letter? Have you ever received one from a government official? Those who have lived a few years remember when handwritten letters were the norm. Before long-distance phone calls were free and email and texting made near-immediate communication…

Let Your Lights Shine

LightGrams November 8, 2018 Volume 22, Number 40 Another Guinness World Record was set this past Tuesday. It happened on the banks of the River Sarayu in India during the national festival of Diwali. Diwali is a major festival in India, sometimes called “The Festival Of Lights”. It appears to refer to different events for…

Pulled From The Hole

LightGrams November 1, 2018 Volume 22, Number 39 An 18-year-old man was found acting like, um, a teenager yesterday in DeLeon Springs, Florida. He and two friends had been mowing an area when they discovered a well. They talked about climbing down into the hole, just to be able to say they had done it.…

No Resemblance

LightGrams October 25, 2018 Volume 22, Number 38 Samuel Herbert is on a campaign to collect 10,000 signatures. His aim is to remove a statue in Buffalo, New York that was unveiled in 1983 in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. According to the news story, Herbert already has 6,000 signatures on his petition. It’s…

The Determined Runner

LightGrams October 11, 2018 Volume 22, Number 37 Christina Sanchez was running a half-marathon recently in New Jersey. While running mile 10 of the race, she learned a new meaning to the phrase, “The buck stops here.” A large buck – i.e. a male deer – came bounding out of the brush and crashed into…

Where To From Here?

LightGrams October 4, 2018 Volume 22, Number 36 Perhaps the moral to this story is “Don’t propose marriage while you’re high”? Joshua Mason took his girlfriend, Katie Davis, on a hike last week. When they reached their destination of Jasper Peak in Colorado at an elevation of nearly 13,000 feet he popped the question. The…

Temporarily Rest In Peace

LightGrams September 27, 2018 Volume 22, Number 35 Crazy things happen when Halloween season rolls around. I’ve never been much interested in the holiday, and I do think many people go way too far. One event being promoted by Six Flags St. Louis is an example. Six contestants will be chosen from entries received; the…

Too Close To Danger

LightGrams September 20, 2018 Volume 22, Number 34 Earlier this week the Associated Press carried a story about a man given a ticket by park rangers at Yellowstone National Park. He had been observed by visitors to Old Faithful, walking very near the geyser and even laying down near it. Some thought he was contemplating…

An Accumulation Of Gross

LightGrams September 13, 2018 Volume 22, Number 33 The following story could gross you out. But that’s what officials in Macomb County, Michigan are hoping. The sewers in this suburban Detroit county were running slower than they should. When workers inserted a camera into one of the lines they discovered a 100-foot-long “fatberg”. The name…

Unstable Footings

LightGrams September 6, 2018 Volume 22, Number 32 “A house divided” is a label you could put on the photo. The house in Orlando, Florida may now be considered a duplex – except it’s unlivable. Did an earthquake cause this? A crane had been hired by a roofing company to unload shingles onto the house,…