Back from Williamsburg

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

We visited Williamsburg, Virginia recently to get a little more vacation time in before the 2010-2011 school year began. While there, we hit Busch Gardens and Water Country using their Summer “Discovery Pass.” It gives you seven consecutive days to visit both parks at your leisure. Aside from $13.00/day/park, the value was tremendous. You can [...]

It’s Official, Bonnaroo is a Go

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

I hadn’t talked much about this to anyone yet because I wanted to get verification that I was actually going. I didn’t really believe it myself – still don’t in a way, but only because I don’t have tickets in my hands. My first trip ever to Bonnaroo will be to work with Stan Secrest [...]

News from Philadelphia

Monday, July 21st, 2008

People really get into their American history in ye olde American colony, Philadelphia.
The U.S. Postal Service – the first one – flies no flag. At the time of its inception, there was no flag to fly under.
We saw a young man riding his bicycle with the Libery Bell tattooed on his forearm. I think a [...]

The Hot is Here to Stay

Sunday, June 22nd, 2008

Well…that’s it, folks; it’s official.  Summer is here and it’s not going to be getting any cooler for a while.  Enjoy the longer days, bar-b-q’s, swimming, and sun.  The lake still isn’t up to a satisfactory level for those using it recreationally, but at least it’s still here!
Balthazar and I swam in it just this [...]

No Polluter Commuter!

Friday, June 20th, 2008

I’m not much of an activist, but I have taken action in support of our environment.  As of this past Monday, I began what I hope to be a consistent plan to reduce my gas consumption, reduce mileage on my car, and increase my fitness level.  I am currently riding a bicycle for the most [...]

The Lumberjacks were Here

Tuesday, November 20th, 2007

This morning a guy with a fluorescent-green shirt came to the door a little after 8:00am. “It’s a little too early to be sporting that color,” I thought. Apparently, after 7 or 8 years now, it was time for the local officials to take notice of a small stand of Mimosa trees I [...]

Costume Parade on Peachtree St.

Saturday, September 1st, 2007

Wake-up, coffee, parade, lunch. The morning just flew by, but being a drummer in the parade was a blast! We all took a part in it; Fox dancing, Jeff as PeeWee Herman, and Amanda as Ms. Yvonne.
I was able to work with the crowd more this year and give out some nods and [...]

Summer Solstice

Saturday, June 30th, 2007

I noticed that this time last year marked a particularly hot and dry period in the year. It so happens that Georgia has been suffering a level two drought since the ides of April. So either this year’s drought is nothing new, or it’s only getting worse with every year. I’m not [...]

Raquy Danziger Workshop

Sunday, May 6th, 2007

Saturday I took a workshop with Raquy Danziger of Raquy and the Cavemen. She’s touring for her latest album release, “Naked.”
I’ve been looking forward to this workshop since before it was actually being offered with her busy touring schedule. Perseverance paid off and the schedule was finally updated to include Atlanta as a [...]

Oo-Lah-Lah, Spring’s Guffaw

Tuesday, March 20th, 2007

Winter really didn’t have much of an icy grip this year. It is not unheard of to see a hearty snow in the middle of March, but I think the danger of that is over. Spring appears to be here to stay, if the Cherry trees, Flowering Pear, and Daffodils are to be [...]