Category Archives: Thoughts

A note to the fine folks of Brevard and Transylvania County, NC

My wife and I love the city of Brevard and Transylvania County, NC. We typically spend every other weekend up there hiking in the Pisgah National Forest, riding our bikes on your wonderful trails, and having a beer or breaking … Continue reading

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Putin’s Bitch

“No two countries that both had McDonald’s had fought a war against each other since each got its McDonald’s” – Thomas Friedman Imagine waking up this morning to the sound of artillery shelling. Seeing tanks, military jets, foot soldiers, invade … Continue reading

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Puppy Love

My wife and I have been married for 37 years. In those 37 years of marriage, we have raised 2 daughters, 5 dogs and 1 cat. Our last child headed to college 11 years ago and we have been empty … Continue reading

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2022

I went back and read what I posted on December 29, 2020, about the up-coming year, 2021. The only positive I noted for the coming year is the election of a grown-up, Joe Biden, as President of the United States. … Continue reading

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Kyle Rittenhouse-one life for two

I have been thinking a lot lately about Kyle Rittenhouse. He is the seventeen-year-old kid (at the time) who, with an AR-15 semi-automatic style rifle, decided to play pretend police officer during the civil unrest in Kenosha, Wisconsin in 2020. … Continue reading

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Stop pretending your racism is patriotism.

“Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts.” – Henri Frederic Amiel Next week is Thanksgiving, truly my favorite holiday of all the celebrations. My … Continue reading

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I don’t bring God into the picture

“I am not sure I have. I just go on and try to do a better job from there. I don’t think so. I think if I do something wrong, I think, I just try and make it right. I … Continue reading

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COVID and White People

I am really pushing my memory here but sometime in the late 1960’s or early 70’s my mother gathered up her three young children and took us to the health department where we stood in line with other mothers with … Continue reading

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Stuck at a light

There is a traffic light between my house and my office that if you don’t catch it just right the wait for it to turn green is anywhere from 5 to 10 minutes. I have complained about it several times … Continue reading

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A sad ending

In my small southern city, the highest rung on the social ladder is a family with an old pedigree and money. The second rung is a family with an old pedigree but no money. The third rung is families with … Continue reading

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