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Read And Enjoy

June 7th, 2014

In response to the Slate Book Review Against YA mentioning “…you should feel embarrassed when what you’re reading was written for children.” Bologna. 1. I’m a firm believer that unless a person has a legitimate impediment, EVERYONE can enjoy reading IF he or she discovers WHAT he or she enjoys.   The beauty of reading is […]

WHY didn’t I think of that?!?!? Awesome short video of a filmmaker/artist conversing with his 12 year old self. Jeremiah McDonald, now a 32 year old film maker captures a video conversatoin between his adult self and his 23 year old self.

RIP Ray Bradbury

June 6th, 2012

Ray Bradbury, author of Fahrenheit 451, The Martian Chronicles, Something Wicked This Way Comes, and countless other sci-fi/fantasy classics, died Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at the age of 91. His work and his influence, however, will NEVER die. Fahrenheit 451 was the first audiobook I ever read.  It was on magnetic cassette tapes – a […]

I Love My Congressman

January 19th, 2012

Well, specifically, I love Mike Rogers.  I can’t say the say for all our elected officials, but this man has earned my respect over and over.  With SOPA and PIPA looming, he has earned my respect again.Anytime a truly controversial bill is introduced, specifically if it will affect me or mine, I actually DO look […]

Well, a spider’s butt makes more sense than the sow’s ear thing!   …and even the movie trailer for Children of the Corn creeped me out as a kid.  Creepy, weird, and October definitely put me in a rare frame of mind, but it’s the cotton that started all this! The cotton fields on the road […]

A lot of folks have been asking me about Kindles lately, so I thought I’d offer y’all a “try it before you buy it approach” to anyone interested in Kindle ebooks. I’ve personally tried pdf ebooks ( and other niche/independant ebook sellers), vooks (purchased and downloaded through iTunes), and kindle ebooks (  (I’ve not had […]

It sounds like a joke because it really is laughable just how simple it could be to resolve the US Government’s revenue, debt, and campaign reform issues at nearly zero cost! We need a handful of Americans (literally, less than a dozen) with the right skills (technology and communication skills) to start and run a […]

I’m heartsick in Belly Acres tonight as I learned of the death of Kathryn Tucker Windham.  For many of us, she defined true storytelling and what it means to be southern.  Though, we are heartsick, we pray she rest in peace in the pine coffin she had made for herself years ago.  She is already […]

In my last post, I noted that just one day of a Facebook/word-of-mouth/drive-by campaign to collect bottled water for the victims and workers responding to the recent tornado outbreak collected and distributed 162 cases and 82 jugs of water.  A large part of that collection is attributed to the generosity of local stores and merchants.  […]