April: A Cursed Month?

What is it with April? I've shared my theory here before (we'll get to those links later) that I believe it's a cursed month. It's been a while since I went there though. But every April I can't help but wonder, "What, when, where, and how will disaster strike this time?" Tragic

“There surges forth a shriek…Maryland, my Maryland!”—A Grand Tour of Southern Ghosts

But lo! there surges forth a shriek, From hill to hill, from creek to creek- Potomac calls to Chesapeake, Maryland! My Maryland! --from Stanza VII, “Maryland, my Maryland” by James Ryder Randall (1861), state song of Maryland since 1939.  Point Lookout State Park 11175 Point Lookout Road Scotland, Maryland Where the Potomac River calls to and meets the Chesapeake Bay

A Grand Tour of Southern Ghosts

“Peopled with garrulous outraged baffled ghosts”—A Grand Tour of Southern Ghosts The weather was raw and freezing on that fateful January day in a remote valley called Shelton Laurel in the mountains of Western North Carolina. The Civil War had been raging for two long years and the tensions among the