Strom is dead.

I never thought I would spend this much time contemplating Strom Thurmond. I didn’t dislike him. His earlier views were the product of a racist South, the same South that I grew up in. I don’t condone his actions, but it seemed that he changed with the times, as obviously I changed as I grew … Continue reading Strom is dead.

Harry Potter V

I just finished the latest Harry Potter. I won’t give away any secrets, but I will say that I was a bit disappointed. Harry comes off as a brat pitching temper tantrums all the time. Rowling did develop the character of Neville Longbottom very nicely. On the whole, I didn’t think this one was as … Continue reading Harry Potter V

Ellenberg Reunion

The weekend of the Big Ellenberg Reunion has come and gone. The partying started Friday night with Houston, Glynda, Chip, and Anna. We played games, laughed, and caused trouble in general until about midnight, at which point we decided we needed to go get the new Harry Potter. We first tried Barnes and Noble, since … Continue reading Ellenberg Reunion

Fishing with Carl

Vacations are WAY too short. We got back in Sunday evening, and today was another fast and furious work day. It seems that I had to pack five days of make-up work into one. Saturday we went back out on Carl’s boat, but once again the seas were choppy, so we didn’t make it off-shore. … Continue reading Fishing with Carl


It’s the first week of June and I’m finally on vacation. Most of this week has been spend floating on various things – boats, kayaks, pool floats, alcohol, and dramamine.   We tried going off-shore yesterday, but the seas were quite a bit higher than NOAA predicted. Amy caught a king fish and I caught … Continue reading VACATION!!

“See, here is water.”

My mother has always been afraid of water. As children, we never went swimming except on very rare occasions. Usually what we called "going swimming" was an afternoon trip to wade in the shallow Rabon Creek. Subsequently, I didn’t learn how to swim when I was young. At 14 I was sent to my oldest … Continue reading “See, here is water.”

Entropy Sucks …

…technically, I think it blows, but whatever. I seem to have more than my share of degeneration towards chaos. All three vehicles need repair, my office is a paper-laden wreck, and the roof of our house is still shingled with pollen. The rain exacerbates the situation. I have always been fascinated with office supply stores. … Continue reading Entropy Sucks …

Peter Yarrow

What a week. It started Monday by spending the evening with a musical legend. We went to a benefit for Max and Trudy Heller, at which Peter Yarrow, of Peter, Paul, and Mary, performed. The word “concert” could only loosely be applied here. The music was moving only because of its history and in the … Continue reading Peter Yarrow