HHGTG, Tertiary Phase

I’m not sure how this one slipped past me.  Usually I’m on top of things like this, but my geekiness must be faltering.  The BBC has just finished broadcasting a third season of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.  The new series, broadcast some 25 years after the first two, is based on Douglas Adam’s … Continue reading HHGTG, Tertiary Phase

Paddling in Tongues

The horizon is suddenly much closer, and the sound of rushing water is upon you. As you approach the entrance, you look for the tongues – the flat patches that indicate where the rocks aren’t. You pull hard on the paddle, trying to stay on the line you’ve chosen and not wind up on the … Continue reading Paddling in Tongues

Pineapple Casserole

This recipe was “harvested” (ie stolen) from our friend Judy Leavell.  I’ll leave it to her to disclose where she got it.  I myself stole (oops, “harvested”) it from the back of Laura’s recipe book.  I post it here upon request… Ingredients: 1 large can of chunk pineapple in its own juice 3 tablespoons of … Continue reading Pineapple Casserole

Grandma Soup

This was originally posted on my old website, but I thought it bore reposting here… Grandma Soup Ingredients: (no grandma version) 3 medium-sized potatoes 2 24 oz cans of stewed tomatoes, cut up 1 12 oz can of butter beans 1 12 oz can of whole kernal sweet corn 1 12 oz can of tomato … Continue reading Grandma Soup

The Relativity of Wealth

I didn’t win last week’s 270 million dollar PowerBall lottery. So if you’re a long lost relative looking for a handout, save your stamp/phone call/e-mail bandwidth. However, if you’re a long lost relative who just wants to get in touch, that would be fine. Speaking of relatives, or, relatively speaking, I caught myself thinking that … Continue reading The Relativity of Wealth

You can’t get there from here…

This weekend Laura and I made our biennial trip to Boone, North Carolina, for the Furman-Appalachian State football game.  It’s usually one of our favorite game road trips, with the leaves turning and the air taking on its first hint of crispness.  The recent tropical weather had left roads in a mess, however, and even … Continue reading You can’t get there from here…

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