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”

Ernest T. crashes through his windshield

Pretend the seat belt was just invented late last year. For months before it was created, people were sailing through their windshields when they had head-on collisions. People were dying right and left, but scientists were working around the clock to create something that would protect them, and then Eureka!, they did it! They madeContinue reading “Ernest T. crashes through his windshield”

Time

I was listening to the Pink Floyd song “Time” the other day, and I realized with quite a bit of shame that despite understanding the correctness of the message when I first heard this song 25+ years ago, I failed to take that message to heart. I agreed with the message of getting great thingsContinue reading “Time”

Forgotten granddaughters

Today I need to get back in touch with my granddaughters. I’m embarrassed to say I’ve forgotten some of their names. But in my defense, there are over 20 names to remember – maybe even 30 at this point. I’m speaking (of course) about my 11-year-old daughter’s Cabbage Patch Cuties. At one point I knewContinue reading “Forgotten granddaughters”

Nonsense news

I thought for sure that all of the major news outlets were following my blog, but I guess they’re not, because they are not following my advice about avoiding nonsensical, unimportant, sensationalistic stories. This morning on Good Morning America they reported on a side effect of the vaccines that causes a heart problem. Okay, thatContinue reading “Nonsense news”

Stuff units

I tried to walk into my middle and youngest daughter’s room recently, and there was no place for me to put my feet. I couldn’t take one step into the room, because there were toys and clothes and papers and stuff everywhere. Now, I know this is not an isolated event. I know kids andContinue reading “Stuff units”

Yard Sale!

The Southerner in me just loves yard sales, and I didn’t get to have one last year, so now that things are getting better, I’m going to have a yard sale tomorrow! My lovely wife is making me be careful, though. Even though it’s an outdoor “affair”, I’m going to set up a table withContinue reading “Yard Sale!”

100 blogs!

Today I’m doing my 100th blog! I believe I started back in August, so I’m chugging along at a pretty good pace. I know I have a lot of work to do, however. I haven’t done much with my site except for the blogs and a couple of pictures. I keep putting off more work,Continue reading “100 blogs!”

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”