Bourbon Street Bordello

NOTE: This restaurant is now closed August 28  – I’m sitting outside of the Bourbon Street Bordello. Not in the Big Easy, but in lovely downtown Greenville. It isn’t a real bordello, in the commonly accepted sense of the word, but a New Orleans-themed restaurant that used to be called Betty Pearle’s Bordello. I had … Continue reading Bourbon Street Bordello

Eight weeks…

In the mainstream denominations, I guess I am now what’s refered to as one of the “unchurched,” although I think that’s a euphanism for what evangelical churches call “unsaved.” I hardly count myself in either group. The morning was cool and breezy for a change, which made the weekend routine of yard work much more … Continue reading Eight weeks…

Get bit…

I went to see Bob’s band, The Copperheads for the first time last night. They were playing at a little place in Spartanburg called the Guitar Bar. It also turned out to be a birthday celebration for Roxanne. While Bob was onstage playing blues and cover tunes, Roxanne had her own floor show going, greeting … Continue reading Get bit…

Seven weeks

Seven weeks without organized religion – the only thing that comes remotely close is the time I spent in Europe. Even then I was in and out of historical cathedrals. This time I haven’t even darkened a church door. We actually had a good reason to miss church this morning – a command performance, as … Continue reading Seven weeks

Take me to the river…

One turbine running at 100% – ideal conditions for a run down the Green. Unfortunately, hundreds of others, mainly on inner tubes, also thought so. Despite the crowds, Bob and I still had a good run. Dodging the float bubbas was not unlike my daily commute on I-85. With the fast river conditions, crowds, and … Continue reading Take me to the river…

A week of Mondays

School started back this week with a vengeance. I didn’t know how much I would despise wearing neck ties after having not worn one for the past however many weeks. The district’s opening ceremonies were uplifting, inspiring, and generally the best I’ve seen yet. However, between this nasty worm virus and the computers crashing at … Continue reading A week of Mondays

The Sky is falling…

For the first time in weeks, there is a clear sky. Last night we sat in the hot tub and watched remnants of the Persied Meteor Shower. However, living this close to Haywood Mall, we only saw two meteors – at least enough for a good wish. I remember a fellow teacher who once thought … Continue reading The Sky is falling…

Busy Busy Week

Busy, busy week – school’s starting back next week, so many of the teachers are back this week. I’m sure that next week is going to be crazier. We finally have the green room furnished — grown-up furniture. Of course, there was a corner where I could put something not-so-grown-up. The combination pool, air hockey, … Continue reading Busy Busy Week