Month: June 2023

Enjoy the little things — such as “the whole world”

Enjoy the little things — such as “the whole world”

(Photo: My 7-year-old grandson Jackson at Pine Mountain’s Dowdell’s Knob last week) Like most kids who grew up in the 1970s and ’80s, I had the chore of mowing the yard. Not the lawn, mind you, but the yard — with its sticks and ant beds and pine cones and bahia grass that grew back 12 seconds later … and I got to do it all in 174-degree heat with 127-percent humidity.  Sometimes my dad would inspect the yard afterward. If he found a blade of grass that had been missed by the mower, I got to do the whole […]

I need “trigger warnings” for a few things myself

I need “trigger warnings” for a few things myself

I’ve written about how ridiculous both left-wing ultra-woke-ism and right-wing cancel culture snowflakeyness are. In doing so, I had four people agree with me, 237 left-wingers explain how I don’t have a right to my opinion and have caused them great emotional pain, and 326 right-wingers throw their Bud Lights at me while screaming that “Mermaids ain’t black!!” All of the responses led me to a groundbreaking conclusion: “Wow — 567 folks actually read my article! That’s a new record!” I’m just joking, of course. No one reads anymore. They more likely saw a picture and a headline and dang […]