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Sacred Soil

This week I have a uniquely American story about a box of Afghanistan sand. To bring you that story I am not going to re-invent the wheel because I have a cold. I wrote an article for Like the Dew so for this weeks’ blog I am going to link you to that article.

Thursday, September 2nd

Dishonor to Honor

Today I met a young army officer who was hanged ten times and lived to fight another day. . I volunteer at the National Infantry Museum at Ft.Benning /Columbus GA. The museum is dedicated to infantrymen past, present and future and honors the uncommon valor of the infantry soldier. The best part of volunteering at […]

Wednesday, August 18th

Wakulla Springs

Well I didn’t get my promised swamp tour but this was really cool! Scenes from two Tarzan movies and the “Creature from the Black Lagoon” were filmed here.

Monday, August 9th

Still Laughing

“You should sit there and not say a word.” . Back in December in a post called Target Laughter I blogged about three friends getting together in person for the last time for at least a year. Our friend was on her way to Abu Dhabi where her husband was working. Hooray for frequent flyer […]

Monday, August 9th

Southern Treasures…….NOT

Anyone who has ever spent time living in the south has encountered them. No one ever forgets them. Everyone wants to forget. No one can ever really get rid of them. I am talking about those huge, awful, gross flying roaches. They find their way into your house somehow, someway, despite everything you do. . […]

Monday, August 2nd

Haunting Words

I have issued many a threat to come back and haunt someone; as a matter of fact I have done so with ghoulish delight. So a recent article in the New York Times about ghosts on Facebook actually made me smile. I never dreamed I was actually going to be able to carry out my […]

Monday, July 19th

Road Bumps

I am not sure what it is that sustains male friendships over time. Women have a simple key to successful friendships; we embrace each other’s eccentricities. The longer you are friends with another woman the more acutely aware you become of each other’s quirks. It does not matter if you see each other once a […]

Monday, July 12th

Lumberjack Lament

It is rather difficult to hug a tree while giving thumbs up to the guy with the chainsaw. Removing a tree from your home almost always elicits a reaction from your neighbors. Removing six of them is going to have everyone talking. I find the emotional response quit different here in Columbus Georgia versus Portland […]

Tuesday, July 6th

Swimming in Oil

I recently wrote an article for Like the Dew about a southerner’s visceral love of our Gulf Coast beaches. A newspaper form Florida contacted me asking permission to re print it there. I wish I could say this is all about my writing ability but that is not the case. The ongoing oil spill is […]

Monday, June 28th

Sicko Slick in the Gulf

OK I am definitely back to being riled up again. The more I read about the bumbling by pretty much everyone involved with the Gulf oil spill disaster, the more incredulous I become. I can’t believe many of these people have jobs, not much less highly paid ones. Whatever happened to segregation of duties? It […]

Monday, June 7th