…And the Home of the Brave

Kids, did you know that we have a minor league baseball team affiliated with the Boston Red Sox right here in southwest Virginia? Salem has had a minor league baseball team for as long as I can remember. I’m sure they existed long before that, too. When I was a kid, they were the Salem … Continue reading …And the Home of the Brave

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Political Ads are Dumb

Let me begin this post by saying that I am in no way endorsing any political party or individual candidate for any public office. I am simply writing these words to point out the absurdity of some of the political ads that I am seeing this election season in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Also, I … Continue reading Political Ads are Dumb

My Three Dream Homes

It might be safe to say that everyone, at some point in their lives, has had a dream home. It's that house that, for whatever reason, stands out in our minds as the perfect combination of walls, floors, ceilings, and roof. For some, it could be an apartment in a bustling city. For others, it … Continue reading My Three Dream Homes

Why I Love My Town

Kids, I live in a little town called Blacksburg. At times, it doesn't seem that little. That's mostly because it's home to Virginia Tech, which is our state's largest university. Except that it's not... actually... #alternativefacts Anyway, when the students aren't around, Blacksburg definitely has a small town feel. But, really, it doesn't matter if … Continue reading Why I Love My Town

Colonial Times

Once upon a time, I was living in a small city known as Bluefield. Now, it's easy to get confused as to where that may be. See, there are two Bluefields. And they exist side by side. On the Virginia side of the border, we have the town of Bluefield, home to Bluefield College, my … Continue reading Colonial Times

If You’re Able…

I spent a lot of years donating blood on a regular basis. It started when I was in college. The Red Cross would set up a bloodmobile on campus once each semester and I would sign up to give. That's how I found out I'm A negative. Anyway, I even continued trying to give whole … Continue reading If You’re Able…

Moves

We moved a lot when I was a kid. No, I wasn't an army brat. Dad just had this nomadic streak about him. The longest amount of time we ever spent in one place was 18 months. That was because of a recession and we couldn't afford to move. Or so I was told. I … Continue reading Moves