Tag: M.C. Tillson

Ice Cream, Anyone?

Whether it’s soft-serve, hand-dipped, home-made, or from the freezer at the gas station, ice cream means something special. Is it any wonder then, that Ronald Regan (self-proclaimed jellybean connoisseur) signed legislation in 1984 designating the entire month of July as National Ice Cream month? If you’ve read any of...

The Third Grade Muffin Project

Have you ever started out to do one thing only to find yourself doing something altogether different? I do that all the time. Sometimes it’s good and sometimes… Well, sometimes it’s just another way of procrastinating. But this time it turned into what I call the “Muffin Project.” The thing...

Is this cool, or what?

Or maybe I should say, “Isn’t this COLD!” Here are two winter-time pictures of the Copper Harbor Lighthouse. In the first picture, you can see Lake Superior in the background. Now take a look at this second picture. Doesn’t the lighthouse look like it’s in the middle of a...

Mystery Solved!

The Secret on Bald Head Island is the last of the North Carolina Lighthouse Adventures trilogy, bringing to a close the mystery that’s been on my mind for more than four years.  It all started on an annual family beach trip to Oak Island—that’s when I first got the...

Talk Like a Pirate?

I tell you…it’s hard to keep up with these official days. First, there was National Lighthouse Day which I missed (!) and now International Talk Like a Pirate Day is coming up on Saturday, September 19. Stede Bonnet would never forgive me if I missed this one too! In...
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