My great-great-grandfather is buried on the campus of the University of Virginia at Charlottesville. Private Hiram A. Thacker fought in the Alabama Infantry for the Confederate States of America.
Today marks the 10th anniversary of the release of the Apple iPhone, a device that has helped shape our culture in many different ways.
Most nights, my wife or I sing a short hymn to our son as we put him down to sleep. A couple gave my wife the idea, and we have loved implementing it.
As February came to a close, there was a far-reaching event that few noticed. It wasn’t the Oscars, or even the President’s first address to Congress.
I remember being at my grandmother’s house when I was eight or nine years old. I was sitting on a bar stool next to my grandfather and eating breakfast—our morning routine after I stayed the night.
Some of us can’t wait until the holiday season gets here. Others, if we’re honest, can’t wait until it’s over.
A few years ago, I was working in the creative office of my alma mater. I heard our creative director say something that struck me.