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is a former teen and campus minister. He began his journalism
career as teen columnist for the Nanty Glo Journal
and its sister weekly newspapers from 1957 to '62 and
became the Journal's third editor in 1962 at age
20. He has edited other newspapers and magazines, and
more recently, webzines, ever since. His articles have
appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Detroit Free
Press, Cleveland Plain-Dealer, Christianity Today,
and many other publications. His Jonals appear here on
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Jon Kennedy's 'Postcards from
the Nanty Glo in My Mind'
Santa Teresa County Park, San Jose, Part 2
Jonal entry 1160 | January 26 2011
subsequent research found that "live oak" trees are so called
because they are evergreen, looking alive in winter when most oaks
look dead, and they otherwise resemble deciduous trees. Though I don't
recall hearing of them before I came to live in California (in 1968),
they grow from Virginia throughout the south and are especially prolific
in Texas. And I also learned that acorns are a favorite food item
of wild turkeys, so two mysteries encountered in Part 1 (is this a
live oak and, if so, where are its acorns?) are solved. Certainly
encountering not only a lone wild turkey but a flock of them together
was the highlight of our visit to Santa Teresa County Park.
dad was an inveterate hunter who decided one year to add turkeys to
his annual retinue of deer, rabbits, pheasants, racoons, and foxes.
His biggest Christmas present that year was a turkey call, a wooden
device which, when used properly, was alleged to imitate the call
of a male turkey in the mating mood. The device was accompanied by
a phonograph record with audible instructions for using it. The instructor,
in a southern accent, called turkeys "tekkies," so ever
since when wild turkeys come to my attention, "tekkies"
is the word in my mind.
And if Dad ever shot a wild tekkie, it never came to
If a woman has to choose between catching a fly
ball and saving an infant's life, she will choose to save the infant's
life without even considering if there is a man on base.
Thought for today
You must make your choice. Either this man was,
and is, the Son of God, or else a madman or something worse.
C.S. Lewis (1909
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