First Impressions Aren’t Always Right

Susan Boyle is a 47 year old unemployed woman from Great Britain. She lives alone with her cat, Pebbles, and according to her has never been kissed. She recently appeared on the television program Britain’s Got Talent. When asked by Simon Cowell what her dream was, she replied “to be a professional singer.”  Cowell then [...]

The Road Goes On Forever, and The Party Never Ends

“I like your music,” she said as she hopped into my truck. “Who is it?”

“Joe Ely.”

“I never heard of him, but I like it!”

“You aren’t from Texas, I reckon?”

“No, Alabama. You?”

“New Jersey.”

I was in Mississippi helping the victims of Hurricane Katrina in September of 2005. On the long drive from New Jersey, I had been [...]

April Snow Showers

I have now recorded at least a trace of snow in seven straight months! While this greatly amuses me, my wife, who loves playing in the dirt and planting things, is not amused.

It all started with snow on October 28, 2008. Since then, I have recorded at least a trace of snowfall in each of [...]

The Importance of Backing Up Your Data

I should have known better.

Last week, in a fit of geeky goodness, I upgraded the video card in my computer and doubled my RAM to 4GB. Yay for me. Since things were going so well and I thought myself the king of tech upgrades (as simple as this one was) I figured, “What the hell! [...]