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Wild Things, Playing Spades with Humans and Tying Her Up

Wild Things, Playing Spades with Humans and Tying Her Up

Last night we heard a noise on the back porch indicating that one of the wild things from the wild woods was on the porch eating cat food. Now, I…

Snowflakes and dating

According to the Urban Dictionary Snowflakes are “extremist liberals who get offended by every statement and/or belief that doesn’t exactly match their own. These individuals think they are just as ‘unique’ as snowflakes,…

Boy Collections, Side-seat Drivers and Big Eyes

Boy Collections, Side-seat Drivers and Big Eyes

My Girl-child just sent me the above picture of my Grand-Brats. Like most grandparents I like to whip out pictures of them to show off. Unfortunately, I don’t have any…

What do the Other 7,992,000 Virginians Think?

Virginia is home to over eight million People. Of that eight million a few hundred supported by others from out of the area protested in Charlottesville. Governor McAuliffe seems to…

Serving Take-Out, Walking Tall and Test-Driving Kittens

Serving Take-Out, Walking Tall and Test-Driving Kittens

A few weeks ago I signed up Grand-brat #3 for preschool. I cheerfully admit I did this before discussing this with his parents but that is a grandparent’s prerogative. In…

Is Something Being Hidden?

All too often a small but vocal group affects Southside Virginia Board decisions. Apparently some Board members, both School and Supervisors, equate volume and intensity with numbers. These groups inflate…

Codgerism, Stinging Things and World Order

Codgerism, Stinging Things and World Order

Now that I am officially an old codger I am required to do old codgerish things. I could sit on a bench in the park and feed the birds and…

Removing History

Why is it that the people preaching tolerance and inclusiveness are as intolerant and divisive as any group they oppose? Fascism includes forcibly suppressing opposition and criticism. I’m having trouble telling who are…

Confessions, Brat-i-cide, and Breaking the Ten Commandments

Confessions, Brat-i-cide, and Breaking the Ten Commandments

One of the Grand-brats just achieved a personal record and in fact I believe his achievement has not happened in over 2000 years. You might say he is tied for…

Any Cause Will Do

The news has been filled with articles regarding the protests in Charlottesville. Even our small weekly newspaper, two hours drive from Charlottesville, has been inundated with emails on the possible…

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