Category Archives: Life

WWDVD?

  Whenever there’s a tornado outbreak, I think about Doug Viar. Whenever I hear something stupid in the news, I think about Doug Viar. Whenever I see something dumb in politics (there a lot these days!) I think abut Doug … Continue reading

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This Is What Potential Presidential Looks Like

I’ve not been a Piers Morgan fan. Especially years ago. He was just so irrational and so opposed to fundamental American foundations. For example 2A. He’s softened on many of those things he once held firm opinions of. That said, … Continue reading

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Eating Out

Having been in the TV News business for about 20 years before my move to Virginia, I ate out more than a lot of folks. When you’re darting all over the place to cover a story, or hoping into a … Continue reading

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Get Busy Living Or Get Busy Dying

Nelson County, Virginia In our former lives we were TV News reporters. Primarly in Memphis, yes, that Memphis you have been hearing so much about lately. Yvette was a metro reporter in the thick of it inside the city. Convenience … Continue reading

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And Here We Are Almost Three Years Later.

Nelson County, Virginia Back in April of 2020 I wrote a post here right here called, Keep The Fire Burning : Why A Hug, A Handshake & Friends Matter Now More Than Ever My opening paragraph in that post was … Continue reading

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How I Became Friends With The Late Earl Hamner, Jr – Creator Of The Waltons

Nelson County, Virginia Back in 2005 when we started a printed magazine here in the Blue Ridge of Virginia, Earl Hamner was in his early 80s and very much alive. A local director, Peter Coy, was in the process of … Continue reading

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Downing Of The Lights

Bryant, Virginia It’s always a bittersweet time of the year. After weeks of holiday feels, starting back with Thanksgiving, it finally ends in early to mid January. This year we decided to keep the outdoor lights up until just after … Continue reading

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6 Years & 50 Pounds

Six years ago on this very day I’d had enough. November 6, 2016. My pants were tight, my shirts were tight, I was fat. My blood pressure was bumping into pre-hypertensive territory ¬†and even lying down in bed my heart … Continue reading

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A Chicken Funeral

  Nelson County, Virginia Once laying hens get old, usually about 3-4 years, they stop laying. On a farm they’ve served their purpose and lived a pretty good life, especially if they are able to get to pasture like ours … Continue reading

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“So Long To All My Friends In Tupelo, Mississippi” – RIP Captain Larry Bell

Dyer County, Tennessee Larry Bell and I shared an office together in the 1980’s when I was still in law enforcement. We both had moved into administrative jobs, more or less, at that point and it became necessary to have … Continue reading

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