Archive for 'Joe Duty'

Our moral responsibility

Posted on 16. Dec, 2011 by .

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“One who condones evil is just as guilty as the one who perpetuates it.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr. Serendipitously, a friend texted the above quote yesterday.  It arrived like an arrow piercing convoluted thoughts of personal moral obligation.  I went to my favorite dictionary, Merriam Webster, which states that evil is morally reprehensible behavior […]

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Wrapping up the bake sale

Posted on 18. Nov, 2010 by .

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Well, if you missed the Messenger’s second annual bake sale benefiting the United Way of Wise County, you missed out. In the holiday spirit, I’m sharing our family’s Simple Pecan Pie recipe. It was taken from the Cowpasture Cooking cookbook and originally published by the First State Bank of Rio Vista in 1976. The recipe […]

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Reflections on Remembrance Day

Posted on 11. Nov, 2010 by .

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I come from a family of storytellers and know many family stories by heart. I’ve only heard this story once, but since my Dad got choked up trying to tell it, I remember every detail. When my dad was a toddler, his oldest brother was fighting in World War II. Uncle Jack was a family […]

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Reunionized Again!

Posted on 28. Jul, 2009 by .

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With The passing of yet another year of Reunion,I decided to tabulate the time that I had spent at the Fairgrounds this year. With seven days of reunion and a couple before hand,total time in feild was about 36 hours. Post work on Photos,posting blogs,twittering,uploading photos another 16 hours. Total photos took, roughly 1200, total […]

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Story Inspiration

Posted on 25. Mar, 2009 by .

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Inspiration can come from just about anywhere, this especially applies to stories that we run in the Wise County Messenger. I want to try relate the best that I can, through one story in particular. That would be one about Zachary Koa, titled; love’s long journey. (And here is part 2.) I was working on […]

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