Long before indoor ice rinks, arenas and zambonis the Navajo Indians played a game called shinny on frozen ponds and lakes. In recent years, ice hockey enthusiasts have returned to the roots of the modern game, and pond hockey clubs have popped up in places like Trissel’s Pond off of Cooks Creek Road in Rockingham County, Va.[ Read More → ]
While visiting my family in Pennsylvania for the Thanksgiving holiday this year, my wife and I took a drive around Beaver County, Pa. Everything was familiar to me considering that my family is originally from the area, and I have lived there for short periods of time through the years.[ Read More → ]
The runway stretches for 2 blocks and thousands of spectators line the street in anticipation for the show. Although the annual High Heel Drag Queen Race in Washington, D.C., is billed as a race, it is really more of a two-hour drag queen fashion show with a mad dash in heels at the end.[ Read More → ]
The American deer hunter. Most likely male, white, conservative.
Sincere in his belief that his avocation is a noble and necessary tradition. He appears to be driven by a force, an instinct suggesting a fierce atavism in his makeup. Yet there is a serenity in the hunt … in the hunter.[ Read More → ]
If you ever attend a rodeo and have an opportunity to interact with some of the cowboys there, one thing will stand out instantly.
These are some of the most friendly, down to earth and polite people you would ever want to meet. You immediately sense that they have a keen understanding of who they are and what they are about as human beings.[ Read More → ]
On my way to dinner during a recent visit to New York City, I passed a man sitting in the doorway of a church.
Reflecting back on the moment, I recall that he appeared to be a businessman dressed in nice slacks and a button-down shirt. Beside him in the doorway was a travel bag and a small folding luggage cart. He seemed to be just sitting there waiting for someone.[ Read More → ]