Family Matters, Literature, Plain Speaking, Quote of the Day

Cautionary Tales, Both Imaginary and Real

I think back on my early childhood sometimes, and regard it as something of a miracle that I survived to adolescence, let alone adulthood.  No child car seats.  No seat belts.  In fact, my fondest childhood "car" memory is of sitting on the front bench seat next to my Daddy, at about the age of… Continue reading Cautionary Tales, Both Imaginary and Real

Ave Atque Vale, Music, Pets and Livestock

Old Dogs, Children, and Watermelon Wine

Tom T. Hall died yesterday. While my contemporaries were listening to the addled, screeching, incoherent outpourings of the deranged, the dysfunctional, and the sex, drugs and rock-and-roll addicted contingent of my generation, I was here: Don't like it?  I don't really think I want to know you.