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To Twist a Phrase…

What if the hokie pokie is what it’s all about?! The LARGE PRINT giveth and the small print taketh away. Will you turn out to be the hero of your own life? When the terrified men on safari asked their guide what they should do about the hungry pack of wild animals encircling their tents, the guide responded, Stop acting… Continue reading

President Ronald Reagan Died Today

I am deeply saddened to see that President Ronald Reagan died today at age 93, living longer than any other US president.My liberal friends are always horrified to know of my personal admiration for President Reagan.  And my conservative friends find it hard to believe that liberal me met Reagan personally and even worked for the Reagan campaign back many… Continue reading

Emory Forest

I must have acquired my love of the woods from my many childhood romps with my father. We camped a great deal, probably the majority of the weekends of my childhood, and would go on long uncharted hikes through the woods in the north Florida panhandle. He loved being outdoors, and it was infectious. So, even to this very day,… Continue reading

Classical Shell

A couple of months ago I stopped at a Shell gas station near my home. When I got out of my car I heard the most unusual thing. Many stations play easy listening or light rock music at the pumps-but not this place. I was hearing a classical symphony being played all out, full steam ahead, blasting from high above… Continue reading

ecto… as in …plasm?

I decided that I am just a GUI kinda guy. I am, after all, a Mac head for goodness sake! So, I complained to my friend Evans about having to hard wire URLs into these posts using html hand coding (god forbid!), as well as trying to remember the html codes for underline, bold [strong?  I mean, let’s get real!],… Continue reading

Ladies of Vocal Jazz

It’s pouring down rain.  I’m chilling out with a cup of Starbuck’s Earl Grey Tazo Tea listening to some of the great contemporary female jazz vocalists I really love while I update my web stuff.  Life is good. Diana Krall Lately I’ve been really enjoying Diana Krall’s sultry and deeply resonant jazz.  She is reminiscent of the old time jazz… Continue reading

DeJa Vu

Those who know me, know that I don’t cook.  In my entire life I can count on one hand the number of meals I have prepared. I walk into the grocery store and stand there numbed by the overwhelming question, Whatever is all of this stuff for?!  All of the strangely named and packaged items are but the stuff of… Continue reading