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An Experiment…

I have wanted to add polls to my blog to gather information from readers, not that I have millions of them–yet! But I didn’t want to have to go to the trouble of writing the perl cgi scripts to do it. I’m lazy and not very good at programming; so, it would just take too much time. I recently read… Continue reading

Bugs on the Blog

On the night I arrived back in Atlanta after vacationing in Pensacola last week I heard the loudest bug sounds I have heard since living on the Chattahoochee River. I took my iPod outside and recorded them as this voice memo podcast. Since the recording is mono and of limited fidelity, it doesn’t begin to give you a sense of… Continue reading

“Signs of the Times”

When I was a child growing up in the extreme right wing fundamentalist movement, I heard many gloom and doom sermons about the end times.  The good Reverend Jack Van Impe had heard from God many times that the world was going to end at least a dozen times by now.  He preached his sermons with such fervor that, as… Continue reading

Heading Off on Vacation

Tomorrow I will be heading to Pensacola, Florida, for vacation. I look forward to spending some time with mom, working on the genealogy project, resting and relaxing at the beach, eating good seafood, and enjoying my favorite breakfast spot–The Coffee Cup, on Cervantes Street near downtown. I would give you the url, but this is an old family business that’s… Continue reading

NPR Is Awesome!

So today, this man in Atlanta got to hear a man in Washington D.C. play a Tuscan Medici Stradivarius viola manufactured in 1690.  Not only did he (me) get to hear it, but everyone who tuned in to NPR just before 9:00 A.M. got to hear it too! NPR is the greatest!  This important media outlet does not just focus… Continue reading

The Fog of War

Errol Morris, brilliant documentarian, produced this piece, The Fog of War, basically an in-depth interview with Robert McNamara with footage of the time about which Mr. McNamara is speaking interspersed throughout. I found the film to be excellent. I was a teenager at the time trying to make sense of what seemed absurd to me then. Hmmm, I’d have to… Continue reading

The Elixir of the Gods!

I have to rave. I’m trying to watch my sugar intake, but I’m so over diet colas and carbonated drinks in general. This weekend I discovered that the Arizona Beverage Company has diet products as well as their usual line of teas and such, that I love.  Next to them on the shelf was Diet Air, a product manufactured by… Continue reading