Volume 14, Issue 10, October 2019

Temperatures cooler with autumn fog forming over the water. 12 articles for you to enjoy this month. [Photo by Ian Coristine]

TI Life October '19 News

High Water Rant #2 with video links to the TIA River Talks for Understanding the High Water Levels...

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Susan W. Smith

Ghost Stories

Islanders at the turn of the century didn’t wait until Halloween to enjoy ghosts. Ghost parties and ghost dances were popular...

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Lynn E. McElfresh

Stephen Shay - The Wood Shepherd

Stephen Shay, a talented craftsman turns out wooden folk-art pieces under the name, “The Wood Shepherd,” in homage to his past career as a Christian clergyman.

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Tom King

Regretting a Rut in the Water

I have heard that the only difference between a rut and a grave is their dimensions. This may be overstating things a bit, but we definitely fell ...

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Donald Middleton

Flooded Trees...Most Things in Moderation

What really harms trees is a shortage of oxygen in flooded soils. Severity of flood damage also depends on a tree’s health before the event...

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Paul Hetzler

Aid for What Ails - Yes, Sumacs

The next time sumac’s bright red fall “flag” catches your eye, consider stopping to collect some berries to make a refreshing drink.

Nature
Paul Hetzler

Oh Captain, Our Captain - Joanne Crack

When the news broke of her passing in September, most of those who knew Jo were shocked, or even blind-sided, by her quick departure from the dock of life.

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Michael Folsom, Suzy Austin, Brian Johnson and Lynda Crothers

Sense of Place...

Define a "Sense of Place..." It was a beautiful day. People were out and about. Late in the afternoon there was a concert on a neighbor’s lawn...

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Susan Schongalla

Starting to Face Climate Change

I put up a petition using this picture of a flooded boathouse and in short order found that a lot of us supported something that would encourage action.

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Sherry L. B. Johnson

Depth of Field: The Story Behind the Image: “Autumn Afternoon”

I knew immediately there was a stunning photograph to be had here, but there were challenges to be overcome.

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Chris Murray

The River Gal Remembers T.I. Mocha-tini!

Captain Tom and I landed seasonal positions as bartenders at this sought after country club, named Joey’s T.I. Club...

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Nicole Hartshorn

Sudoku #59

Puzzle #59 can be scary, but not if you learned an advanced technique.

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Dan LeKander