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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…


Adventures in Automotive Transport

I spend a lot of time on this blog talking about what great, awesome people my sons are. Well they are, but just because I think they are so incredible doesn’t mean they don’t have…


To Give Thanks

Life has a way, at times, of getting in the way of living.  As many of you know, I have a job that never closes.  Working at a youth center for the Missouri Division of…


The Canoe Trip from Hell

  Back in the summer of 2008 I made plans for a family canoe trip.  None of the boys was married at the time so the logistics weren’t that difficult.  Scotty lived in Springfield, MO…