December 2017

Facing the Babe

    On April 2, 1931 the Chattanooga Lookouts, a Class AA minor league baseball team, was scheduled to face the New York Yankees in an exhibition game in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Taking on the Yanks was a…


Goodbye Paradise

  I had other plans for my next post, but I ran across a poem on one of the facebook pages I’ve recently joined.  I do like poetry, but I find most people find it…


An Electrifying Experience

  What could possess someone who has been in a job for just a couple years and earned very little vacation time to use two weeks of that precious vacation time to go to work. …


Jolly and Her Invisible Children

  When someone has been through as much as Jolly Grace Okot has, it’s understandable that they might be a little strange. Being female in the Acholi tribe of Uganda, she and her sisters were…


Uncle Urban’s Deer

  I’m a member of several Facebook pages dedicated to a variety of subjects.  About a week ago I noticed that a friend of mine had joined “Missouri Hunting”.  One of Joey Kerperien’s first posts…


In Dog Years, I’d be Dead!

    Yep, today is my birthday.  I’ve hit the big six-oh.  That’s a pretty significant accomplishment for a guy who seems to have spent much of his time trying to cram as many missteps…


Speechless

  Seventy six years ago today, in the early morning hours, Japanese bombers attacked the U.S. fleet at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.  Though intended to cripple the American fleet, the sneak attack instead propelled the greatest…


Candy and the Semicolon

  Annie and I were visiting Rome, Georgia recently to celebrate our grandson Richard’s third birthday.  One of our favorite places to eat breakfast there is Huddle House.  In a town that has impressed us…