Fog

I forgot how much I missed it . So many years have passed since I remember foggy days and nights, but when I woke up this morning, I could not see across the street to my neighbors’ houses. Of course in England we had the proverbial “thick as pea soup” fog that severely limited carContinue reading “Fog”

Military Brat

For most of my early life on this planet, I was the step-son of a good military man, my stepfather Vern McConnell. Vern was the consummate father and he was the head of three households when all was said and done. He was a good man who did things the right way. My first memoriesContinue reading “Military Brat”

Back for Good

What a trip. It started out on July 18th in the west valley of Phoenix, Arizona and culminated on September 14th. We are now new citizens of a little town in southern Ohio called Miamisburg. A golf course less than a mile down the road. The slow moving Miami River (Greater or Little Miami toContinue reading “Back for Good”

Back for Good

What a trip. It started out on July 18th in the west valley of Phoenix, Arizona and culminated on September 14th. We are now new citizens of a little town in southern Ohio called Miamisburg. A golf course less than a mile down the road. The slow moving Miami River (Greater or Little Miami toContinue reading “Back for Good”

Keeping Secrets

Everyone does it. Nations do it. Hell, they not only keep secrets about their enemies, they keep secrets about their own citizens. Spooky. It is another of my convoluted beliefs that if you have absolutely NO secrets, you have lived a pretty boring life. As long as membership into a seminary includes being a humanContinue reading “Keeping Secrets”

Ping-Pong

Table tennis. Whatever your wont I love the game. The reason I chose it as the subject of this blog is because 1) I am stoned and 2) Forrest Gump is on in the background and it is where he started playing ping pong. Now I was no Forrest, but I was good. Damn goodContinue reading “Ping-Pong”

Corn

Who doesn’t love corn? Creamed, on the cob, or popped with that warm butter-like substance they put on it at the movie theater. Who doesn’t love a warm slab of cornbread wet with butter, and oozing with sweet honey? We first taste corn either through Gerber Baby Foods strained corn, or Tony the Tiger’s CornContinue reading “Corn”

Bullies

I never liked them and still don’t. I learned my lesson early; or you think I would have learned my lesson when I was four years old. Mom had taken my brother, sister and I to a park in East Los Angeles. My memory has been aided by other accounts, and here is evidently howContinue reading “Bullies”

Kentucky

Pulled into Etown aka Elizabethtown, KY about 10am this morning. Three different people had told me how beautiful Kentucky was. I gotta tell you, in my limited sample size, I think Arkansas kicks its ass. The ride over was great and we really benefitted from the advice from the front desk clerk who told usContinue reading “Kentucky”

Kentucky

Pulled into Etown aka Elizabethtown, KY about 10am this morning. Three different people had told me how beautiful Kentucky was. I gotta tell you, in my limited sample size, I think Arkansas kicks its ass. The ride over was great and we really benefitted from the advice from the front desk clerk who told usContinue reading “Kentucky”