I’ve been listening to Radio Paradise on www.shoutcase.com .  It’s a strange, eclectic mix, but I like it.  Occasionally I’ll listen to the Downtown Spy Channel when I’m playing pool.  It’s got some good ambient beats interspersed with clips from James Bond movies.  Good stuff. Another good site Chip told me about is Albino Black … Continue reading

Sometimes going on vacation does more harm than good, or, at least, plants evil seeds of dissatisfaction and desire.  I now want a boat.  Not a kayak or other paddling thing, but something with a motor.  It doesn’t have to be a yacht, but I want something large enough to be comfortable, powerful enough to … Continue reading

A surprisingly good breakfast for a Hampton Inn, and then we were off.  We stopped by a garden googah place just outside of Georgetown, and found a wonderful selection of yard art.  We just couldn’t leave without a concrete heron.  Go figure. We headed inland from Georgetown toward Sumter, across some of the most desolate … Continue reading

One thing I’ll give MB.  It has some great places to eat breakfast.  Actually, lots of places.  During our meal, we made made our day’s travel plans.  Laura’s goal was to have driven the entire length of the SC coast by the end of this trip, so our plan was to first drive north, then … Continue reading

Myrtle Beach!?!?!?!??!

Laura and I both had a three-day weekend, thanks to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Since we didn’t go anywhere for our anniversary, we decided to head out of town on a road trip.  The destination she suggested nearly floored me — Myrtle Beach. I’ve already expressed my opinions on MB, but Laura’s experience was … Continue reading Myrtle Beach!?!?!?!??!

How does one misplace an entire season?  From Halloween to New Year’s and then some seems to be gone — one blur of activity, then illness, then celebration, then a new era is upon us.  The missing time also coincides with the time that Laura’s mother was with us.  I mean to draw no parallels … Continue reading

Halloween – booo!

Hard to believe another month has come and gone.  I somehow managed to forget Mom’s birthday last Friday during all the homecoming stuff.  Oh well.  I called to beg forgiveness.  I don’t think she will disown me. We got a major surprise on Monday.  Our superintendent, Sid Crumpton, announced that he is retiring effective December 31.  … Continue reading Halloween – booo!

Furman 20th

My how quickly the years have passed… This weekend was my 20th reunion at Furman.  I had lots of conflicting thoughts as to how I wanted to spend the weekend.  Should I spend the 100 bucks for reunion dinner at the Commerce Club with people I may or may not want to see, or do … Continue reading Furman 20th

La Boheme

NOTE: This restaurant is now closed Happy Birthday to Laura! We had a nice birthday meal at La Boheme this evening.  Seated at the table next to ours were Charlotte and Lindsey Smith, retired music faculty from Furman.  I caught myself trying to be on my best behaviour.  Amazing how they can have that effect … Continue reading La Boheme

Edtech 2003 2

My last day in this hell hole. Did I say I hate Myrtle Beach? Once again, I’m at my favorite Greek breakfast nook. It’s relatively cheap, and the service is good. How about that – a geek at a Greek restaurant. Last night we went to the CSI bash at House of Blues. I actually … Continue reading Edtech 2003 2