The Bells of Europe

Many years ago my brother Houston told me about a radio documentary entitled “The Bells of Europe,” which came out in 1973. Houston liked it so much that he ordered a cassette tape of the show, which I listened to, as well. It was an excellent show that documented the history of the bells of … Continue reading The Bells of Europe

9 Bits of Advice for the Casual Adventurer

Over the past year I’ve joined several Facebook groups focusing on local history. I’m most active on the “Abandoned, Old, and Interesting Places in South Carolina” group, but there are similar groups for North Carolina, Georgia, and the south in general. I’ve seen some fantastic photography and learned about some new locations to explore from … Continue reading 9 Bits of Advice for the Casual Adventurer

I Am Fat

WARNING – weight-related, fitness rant ahead. I promise not do do this often. There. I said it. I’m fat. That’s a hard reality to admit out loud. I’ve always hedged a bit by admitting that I’m a bit overweight, but it’s time to face hard facts. I’ve got to lose fifty pounds to get back … Continue reading I Am Fat

The Phantom of Genevieve’s

Continuing the impossibly busy weekend… Today we had friends drop by for a visit. We were happy to have Steve and Linda Serkiz come by for coffee. I hadn’t seen them in years. I was at Furman with both of them, and Steve was in one of Laura’s first classes that she taught there. Steve … Continue reading The Phantom of Genevieve’s

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