Monthly Archives: April 2023


Lazarus’ Second Funeral Curt Iles From Christmas Jelly    Creekbank Publishing  copyright 2012 I guess I’m the only one who attended both of Boaz Lazurus’ funerals. The second one was yesterday. The first one was thirty-one years ago. Folks around here simply call me “Rabbi.” It’s a name I like. I remember Lazarus’ first funeral well. I was a young …

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Resurrection   “In the pines, in the pines,  where the sun never shines.” -Traditional Southern Folk Song A month ago, I walked through my tree farm in Dry Creek.  A hot control fire had recently roared through killing small trees, bushes, and briars. All that was left was a dead barren landscape.   This prescribed burn, set by my brother-in-law …

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I Smell a Rat

I Smell a Rat New York City is being overrun by rats.  An estimated 2 million rats live in this city of 8.4 million.  Some researchers claim there are more rats than people in NYC, but that’s probably an exaggeration. Whatever the number, NYC has a rat problem. Mayor Eric Adams has made rat control a priority of his administration. …

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