What’s the hurry?

I was reminded recently as I was passed by multiple motorists on Highway 72 in northeast Alabama that one of the great things about being a Christian is that we never again have to be in a hurry. When we die, we get to go to paradise with our Creator for eternity. We get toContinue reading “What’s the hurry?”

Forest for the trees

“Can’t see the forest for the trees” has always been one of my favorite expressions. I was reminded of that this week on a trip to Weiss lake in Alabama. I “accidentally” overheard an older couple arguing about work that needed to be done around their lake house, and they were really going at it!Continue reading “Forest for the trees”

Worst to Best in 60 seconds

This morning I was witness to one of the most evil people I’ve ever seen and then in less than 60 seconds one of the most wonderful. This morning while I was walking, I saw a driver purposefully run over a duck in the road. She had plenty of time to see that it wasContinue reading “Worst to Best in 60 seconds”

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!”