It’s not just the police.
While people in Charlotte protest (and riot), in response to the police murder of Keith Lamont Scott, consider that things don’t happen in a vacuum.
People in North Carolina have been treated in a callous, hostile manner for years.
If this incident had not precipitated a reaction, something
Continue reading North Carolina. Is this a surprise?
Incredible performance by J. R. Jones (Freedom Lawn Care), an extraordinary landscaper who helped us yesterday morning with a tree emergency.
This tree pummeled our neighbor’s yard and they had a lawn party scheduled for that afternoon. Our house was built in 1940, and from looking at the rings on the tree’s trunk,
Continue reading Quick work!
The North Carolina Governor plainly told the nation, on ‘Meet the Press,’ that we need more dialogue.
“And let’s have this dialogue and I welcome that dialogue,” he said.
In another interview, he says, “What we need is dialogue, instead of threats. […] I see at the national level
Continue reading McCrory really does want dialogue (not)
We rarely called her by her full name, Jackie Mudpie. She mostly went by Jackie, and sometimes Jack-Jack or Sweet Doggie, or various sounds like Doggie-woogie-beegie-baggie-boo.
Most people have a special voice they use for their dogs, and so did I. It’s a high tone that’s a little squeaky, a little weird,
Continue reading Jackie Mudpie: The one who never left
In a few minutes, Alicia and I will be making the pilgrimage to see A Prarie Home Companion, in Brevard, NC.
That show begin a month after I graduated from high school, and I’ve been a fan since then.
My dad liked it, and I have a vivid memory of sitting in the
Continue reading Going to see ‘A Parie Home Companion’ and I’m Sorta excited
Declaring this past week “an emergency,” conservative think tank thinkers have canceled July 4th vacations so they can use the time to come up with new ideas for the future of our country.
“We lost same-sex marriage, health care, and the rebel flag — all in one week,” said the head of RTTCTOA.
Continue reading Conservative think tank workers cancel July 4th Vacations
I’ve spent a lot of time over the past two weeks trying to outsmart a clever flock of backyard chickens.
I did not succeed.
Humans have a long history of dominating these little creatures. We eat their eggs and eat them. We live longer, eat more interesting food, live more interesting lives, use
Continue reading Scrum, chickens, and extra time
I had an eventful Easter Sunday.
The Theatre Department at Lander University, in Greenwood, SC, put up an evening of Student Directed One-Act Plays — and they held a Sunday matinee.
Senior Nik Blocker directed one of mine, Responsibility.
I went to the show. It was a bit of a drive, but
Continue reading Responsibility cast and production team
Yesterday, I played an online April Fool’s joke.
I asked Alicia to take a picture of me in the yard. I called the dog and the chicken over. The chicken did not obey, so Alicia sort of herded it in my direction.
And she took the picture.
I slapped on a a picture
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I wrote this little play for the Lee Street 10 minute play festival. The guidelines requested a comedy with the theme Yard Sale. Alas, the period of suspense has ended and this script was not picked. Which gives me the opportunity to share it here 🙂
The picture here is my front yard
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