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Back from Williamsburg

We visited Williamsburg, Virginia recently to get a little more vacation time in before the 2010-2011 school year began. While there, we hit Busch Gardens and Water Country using their Summer “Discovery Pass.” It gives you seven consecutive days to visit both parks at your leisure. Aside from $13.00/day/park, the…Continue Reading

It’s Official, Bonnaroo is a Go

I hadn’t talked much about this to anyone yet because I wanted to get verification that I was actually going. I didn’t really believe it myself – still don’t in a way, but only because I don’t have tickets in my hands. My first trip ever to Bonnaroo will be…Continue Reading

News from Philadelphia

People really get into their American history in ye olde American colony, Philadelphia. The U.S. Postal Service – the first one – flies no flag. At the time of its inception, there was no flag to fly under. We saw a young man riding his bicycle with the Libery Bell…Continue Reading

The Hot is Here to Stay

Well…that’s it, folks; it’s official.  Summer is here and it’s not going to be getting any cooler for a while.  Enjoy the longer days, bar-b-q’s, swimming, and sun.  The lake still isn’t up to a satisfactory level for those using it recreationally, but at least it’s still here! Balthazar and…Continue Reading

No Polluter Commuter!

I’m not much of an activist, but I have taken action in support of our environment.  As of this past Monday, I began what I hope to be a consistent plan to reduce my gas consumption, reduce mileage on my car, and increase my fitness level.  I am currently riding…Continue Reading

The Lumberjacks were Here

This morning a guy with a fluorescent-green shirt came to the door a little after 8:00am. “It’s a little too early to be sporting that color,” I thought. Apparently, after 7 or 8 years now, it was time for the local officials to take notice of a small stand of…Continue Reading

Summer Solstice

I noticed that this time last year marked a particularly hot and dry period in the year. It so happens that Georgia has been suffering a level two drought since the ides of April. So either this year’s drought is nothing new, or it’s only getting worse with every year.…Continue Reading

Raquy Danziger Workshop

Saturday I took a workshop with Raquy Danziger of Raquy and the Cavemen. She’s touring for her latest album release, “Naked.” I’ve been looking forward to this workshop since before it was actually being offered with her busy touring schedule. Perseverance paid off and the schedule was finally updated to…Continue Reading

Oo-Lah-Lah, Spring’s Guffaw

Winter really didn’t have much of an icy grip this year. It is not unheard of to see a hearty snow in the middle of March, but I think the danger of that is over. Spring appears to be here to stay, if the Cherry trees, Flowering Pear, and Daffodils…Continue Reading