Weekend Column – Yes I’m Serious

Oct 13, 2014 by

A few random observations today: I do the majority of grocery shopping for our clan. There are a couple of reasons. The main one is...

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Weekend Column – The LBD Didn’t Stand A Chance

Oct 6, 2014 by

So the Little Black Dress and the SONS of Thunder are watching one of those competition shows where someone gets voted off each...

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Weekend Column – A Special Day At The Fair

Sep 29, 2014 by

I took what is often called an “extended lunch” earlier this week. My goal was pretty simple. I wanted to check out the rides at...

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Life May Be Hard, But Board Games?

Sep 22, 2014 by

Recently, we, as in the SONS of Thunder and I, were in the hunt for a couple of games. For once, something that didn’t need booting...

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Weekend Column – The Shrinkage Problem

Sep 8, 2014 by

As men, we have all faced the same problem. It comes at the worst possible time. You’ve got everything all set up. The timing is...

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Weekend Column – A Challenge Denied

Sep 2, 2014 by

I have been challenged. Said dare involves the “Ice Bucket Challenge,” which is sweeping the Internet like a malicious computer...

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Weekend Column – The Perfect Speech

Aug 25, 2014 by

Sometimes we have plenty of time to write the perfect speech for the occasion. Sometimes, we have no time. This is about one of those...

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Weekend Column – A Modest Tribute

Aug 18, 2014 by

I have no intention in this column to add to the myriad of trolls and other so-called experts as to why someone would “cowardly”...

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Weekend Column – The List From …

Aug 11, 2014 by

There is one day during the year when the SONS of Thunder are actually up and out of bed before me. Scratch that. There are two. One...

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Weekend Column – There Is Still Some Good In This World

Jul 28, 2014 by

Sam: “Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sun shines it will shine out the clearer. Those were the stories...

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Weekend Column – I Think That’s High Enough

Jul 21, 2014 by

I consider myself fairly easygoing. There are only a few things that I am not fond of. I say “not fond of” because the Little...

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Weekend Column – Up In Smoke – Or Vapor

Jul 13, 2014 by

As of today, it has been 12 days since my last cigarette. After 30-plus years of smoking anywhere from a pack to two packs a day...

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Weekend Column – When Immigration Hits The Church

Jun 30, 2014 by

I wrote the following column almost four years ago before we moved back to Georgia. With immigration hitting the headlines yet again,...

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Weekend Column – “All In A Week”

Jun 23, 2014 by

I survived yet another Boy Scout camp. And not only did I survive, but so did the three SONS of Thunder. Well, to some degree or...

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Weekend Column – Mea Culpa

May 26, 2014 by

I have, shall we say, been informed that I may not mention the Little Black Dress in my column for the next four weeks. Said decision...

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May 12, 2014 by

Years ago, before any of the SONS of Thunder had hit double digits, we got them a trampoline. Said trampoline came complete with a...

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Weekend Column – Taking Responsibility

May 5, 2014 by

My weekend column – late as usual. Sigh: As dad to the three SONS of Thunder, one of the things I try to impart on them is to...

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Sunday’s Column – Hell Week

Apr 28, 2014 by

We have, apparently, survived yet another annual Hell Week. I say this because the SONS of Thunder are now all smiles. Eldest smirked...

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Apr 14, 2014 by

I was headed to a conference in south Georgia when I got the call. I knew who it was going to be without looking at it. The Little...

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Sunday’s Column – A Word To The Wise

Apr 6, 2014 by

As many of you know, I like to collect what I call “wise words.” They are simply that – a phrase or sentence that makes you...

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Sunday’s Column – The End Of An Era

Mar 31, 2014 by

I came home the other day to a rather high stack of dishes, glasses, bowls and other eating utensils. We all knew this day would come....

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Sunday’s Column – We Are All About Your Health

Mar 24, 2014 by

Everyone seems to be on a health kick these days. Maybe it’s because the weather is finally warming up. The Little Black Dress, for...

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Sunday’s Column – Our Own Little Crimea

Mar 16, 2014 by

I’m following the situation on the Crimean Peninsula with more and more trepidation. It is becoming the perfect storm for...

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Sunday’s Column – You Never Forget Your First Joint

Mar 9, 2014 by

(With all the great new restaurants opening in town recently, I’m dusting off an old column about one of my favorites from years...

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Mar 2, 2014 by

Sometimes I get a yearning for a certain kind of food. Might be hamburgers one day, crawfish another. Or one of my favorites, a...

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