Beyond Words

Beyond Words: Magnolia Maneuvers

By Marshall Chapman Magnolia maneuvers . . . About a month ago, I decided to move a Southern Magnolia from my property. The tree had simply grown too big for the space it occupied. Plus, it was st...
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Beyond Words: A Cautionary Tale…

by Marshall Chapman I was having one of those days. Technology had turned against me. It all started when lightning struck my house and blew out the modem to my computer. So I purchased a new one, then calle...

Beyond Words: Spa chez moi . . .

by Marshall Chapman A woman in my yoga class recently told me she was on “staycation.” At first I wasn’t quite sure what she meant. Then it hit me. “Oh, you mean, like, a vacation where you stay at home?” ...

Beyond Words by Marshall Chapman

Beyond Words by Marshall Chapman Road trip, anyone? Among the many great things about being an American are the rights we have that we often take for granted. Like the right to go anywhere we want at any give...

Beyond Words by Marshall Chapman

Chasing storms . . . Marshall Chapman, photo by Anthony Scarlati by Marshall Chapman My mother was a storm chaser. And sometimes the storms chased her. When I was five years old, Hurricane Hazel hit ...

Beyond Words by Marshall Chapman

Are you kidding me? I keep files of things I find interesting. People, inspirational quotes, photographs, family letters, and so on. One of my favorite files contains newspaper articles about strange things. O...

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