The camper

I am not exactly Grizzly Adams.  With my minimal camping expertise, even modest adversity makes things . . . well, challenging. We recently toured the “Domes and Dripstones” of Mammoth Cave in Kentucky, a truly amazing place.  The beauty arising from our mountain heights is rivaled there by the silent depths of an expansive cave … Continue reading The camper


This is not your father’s coin collection

Well, I have picked up a new hobby:  Coin collecting. It might not be exactly what you think, though. Sure, I have the state quarter sets tucked away for my grandkids someday and a nearly complete wheat penny collection minus a few of the rarest, such as the particularly elusive 1943-S copper Lincoln wheat penny, … Continue reading This is not your father’s coin collection

A tiny zombie apocalypse*

Well, folks, it appears the zombie apocalypse has arrived. Don't believe me?  Just look out your windows around 7:30 any weekday morning and you will see the horde, lumbering along semi-conscious and brain-starved. Of course, I am referring to school starting back and the onslaught of tiny, backpacked humans with glazed-over eyes struggling down the sidewalks … Continue reading A tiny zombie apocalypse*

A little more blues than just Highway 40’s

My wife periodically recounts to me the first time she ever saw Dolly Parton in person.  A young gal from rural Mississippi, she stood in front of Shoney’s on the Parkway in Pigeon Forge for a Dollywood opening day parade.  Her 3-year-old daughter twirled at her feet in her new “’Lil Dolly” lacy dress and … Continue reading A little more blues than just Highway 40’s

The stupidest person on earth*

Well, it was bound to happen sooner or later. I got a door ding on my shiny, new truck.  My wife noticed it while getting in on her side last Saturday morning and delicately broke the news to me.  I walked over and, sure enough, if you bent over at the proper angle and the … Continue reading The stupidest person on earth*