It happened

After almost 650,000 deaths in the U.S., Covid has finally crept into my world. I just had the first person that I knew well die of Covid this week, and it feels just like I thought it would. Awful. I had not talked to this person in a long time, but he was a bigContinue reading “It happened”

Wottle the Throttle

Lately I’ve been trying to focus on slow and steady productivity rather than the explosions of effort that I have sometimes. I’m pretty sure I get more done in the long run when I’m slow and steady, and to add to that I’m pretty sure I get more done when I do it my way…Continue reading “Wottle the Throttle”

I’ve never texted!

That’s right. I have never sent a text message. I’ve read a few before when I thought it might be something important, but I’ve never sent one. I’m trying to be the oldest American to have never sent a text. I know a lot of elderly people will have to die off before I canContinue reading “I’ve never texted!”

Were you the tree?

It’s really starting to feel like we’re coming out of this Covid darkness. The increased optimism and sense of normalcy is starting to become more and more evident with each passing day. This feeling is sneaking up on me, almost to the point that I’m forgetting how grateful I should be. I guess I wasContinue reading “Were you the tree?”

The F-bomb sermon

Most times I try not to swear. There are better ways of expressing your feelings and swearing just adds to your angry mood. I try to reserve my swears for times where I hit my thumb with a hammer or someone swerves into my lane when I’m driving or something similar like that. I tryContinue reading “The F-bomb sermon”

Hidden Treasure

When I was a kid, one of the local radio stations in my hometown had a contest with a prize of $1000 (I think – I was a kid and have slept a few times since then, so some of the details of my story might be inaccurate). I think the contest was to findContinue reading “Hidden Treasure”

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”


I’ll start out by saying I know this is old news, and I should have complained about it years ago, but it still drives me nuts! When did we all get too busy to use full words and phrases, and by using abbreviations all the time is it really saving us any time? When IContinue reading “Abbreviationland”

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!”

The best television show ever!

Today I thought I would take a break from serious topics and talk about what I believe is the best TV show of all time. So what are you thinking? Seinfeld? Friends? E.R.? The Simpsons? Maybe a long lasting talk show or soap opera? Nope. In my opinion it was a show that started 15Continue reading “The best television show ever!”