On Behalf of the Unborn: A Letter to My Congressman

Dear Congressman Upton, As the U.S. Representative of Michigan's 6th District, it is your desire, I presume, to represent before Congress the residents of your district, which you cannot well do without knowing what it is we believe in and stand for. For this reason I write to you today. On your website you specifically…

The Home Stretch

My pastor made an excellent illustration out of Saturday night's "obstruction call" from Game 3 of the World Series. That play at the plate was gospel! I knew there was a good reason I liked baseball. And my pastor, too, for that matter. Base runner Allen Craig was on third with a good chance to…

Last Week

this girl and this girl went to see this girl! I'm SO glad we somehow found time in our busy schedule to make the trip down there (did I really need to state the obvious?). We had a grand time (did I really need to state the obvious?) and talked all about you-know-what (did I…

can’t think of a title

Remember that old tongue twister that goes, "how much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood"? Recently our own version of it could be, "how much wood could a granddad cut if a granddad could cut wood?". Except we don't have to wonder if our granddad could cut wood. Over the…

Shootin Up a Storm

On my last Sunday afternoon up in Pennsylvania, we went out behind Zach's parent's place to do some shootin'. A friend of mine couldn't believe I had to go all the way up there to learn to be a redneck! Well I didn't have to, but that's where the 9mm Glock was. I'd never shot…

just hangin’

Such a beautiful evening in a perfect spot. Even the neighbor cat wants to join us. The sky kept changing, so I experimented with my camera's manual settings. I don't know what I was doing but it was fun!

This Swing Talks!

Remember my post a month or so ago about the porch swing that was passed down three generations? I had wished for a picture of Papaw on that swing. Well, I nearly got my wish. The last time I was at my Grammy's house (Papaw's daughter) she surprised me with a picture of Papaw, Mamaw,…

If this swing could talk…

I would be anxious to hear what it had to say. =) I'm sure it's "heard" a lot over the years. This swing has been in Mama's family for several generations now. It used to hang on the porch at her Mamaw & Papaw's house in Bearden (and for you out-of-state folks, that's not a bear's den, but "beer-din"). Mama says when…