Art show

I’ve got an art show coming up next week, and I’m really excited about it. I get a 24 foot wall in a gallery in Huntsville, Al, and the 7 paintings I chose of mine will be up for a month and a half…. unless some sell(hopefully). I had a hard time deciding what toContinue reading “Art show”

I miss my mansion

I miss my mansion. No, I wasn’t once rich and lost it all, and when I say “my” mansion, I didn’t actually own it. When I was fresh out of college I got a job at the University of Alabama in Huntsville as the “Facilities Manager” and one of the amazing perks of that jobContinue reading “I miss my mansion”

I finally got it!

On Monday of this week I finally got my Covid vaccine. I got the Johnson and Johnson one, and for the most part it was a breeze. The injection hurt, and then the injection site was sore for about 48 hours, but no other side effects for me. You’d think someone who had “Corona” inContinue reading “I finally got it!”

A walk in the woods

The other day I went for a walk in the woods on a mountain, and I still have sort of a peaceful frame of mind from it. The mountain was Monte Sano in Huntsville, Alabama, and I guess it’s barely a mountain as mountains go, but I was able to walk there and be completelyContinue reading “A walk in the woods”

30 counties worth!

In November, in an attempt to really wrap my mind around how many people had died in the U.S. from Covid, I compared the death toll to counties in Alabama. At the time the death toll was equal to the populations of Jackson, DeKalb, Etowah, and Cherokee counties in northeast Alabama. So, I said itContinue reading “30 counties worth!”

Snake handling

I watched a documentary yesterday about a snake handling preacher that tried to kill his wife by forcing her to get bitten by a rattlesnake. This was thoroughly entertaining to me because this story happened in my hometown of Scottsboro, Alabama when I was 16. As a 16-year-old obsessed with girls and basketball I didn’tContinue reading “Snake handling”

15 degrees at noon…in Alabama!

Yesterday, like much of the country, we had a massive ice, snow, and cold front move through that was so powerful it was still only 15 degrees today at noon… in Alabama! According to one of the local weathermen, that’s the lowest we’ve been in over 3 years, and just the fact that we wokeContinue reading “15 degrees at noon…in Alabama!”

It used to be a virtue

I was shocked and amazed the other day about the news of the 133 car pileup in Fort Worth. I just don’t understand how that many cars could be involved…. how that many drivers were going that fast in hazardous conditions. I’ve never understood the need to get to your destination as fast as youContinue reading “It used to be a virtue”

Northeast Alabama gone!

I was thinking about Covid deaths in the United States recently, and I needed something to compare the deaths to in order to really rap my mind around that big of a number, so I decided to compare it to something local. I added up the populations of Jackson, Dekalb, Etowah, and Cherokee counties inContinue reading “Northeast Alabama gone!”