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Life 101 · 7h ago

A joyous day

We got up early and had our coffee. Shortly afterward, Jilda was in the kitchen. She's like a well-oiled machine in there. When she has a momentary break, I swing into action and wash up all...
Life 101 · 1d ago

Autumn is for Caillou

Today was a short day at work. The school closed at 11:30 a.m. but it was a ghost town long before then. Everyone I called this morning had an extended absence greeting on their voicemail an...
Life 101 · 2d ago

Deer and fairies

I left work later than usual today. The holidays on Thursday and Friday have everything wonky. Of course, every Friday is a holiday for me....but I digress.I turned onto our narrow lane and ...
Life 101 · 3d ago

Crossroads

NOTE: I used pieces of past blogs to write this column for Sunday's paper.I’m coming to another intersection in my life, and I need a good thinking place. Some folks reach out to others to h...
Life 101 · 3d ago

Cooking

Jilda cooked turnip greens, butter beans, mashed turnips (with butter) and I baked a pone of cornbread. We have friends that rarely use their kitchens. They prefer eating out.  Going to a re...
Life 101 · 3d ago

Bumpy ride

I finished the screen porch today. Cold weather is headed this way. I've been up and down a ladder all afternoon. After the job was done, I gathered up my tools and returned them to their pl...
Life 101 · 3d ago

Sunset grass

I was on the road at sunset today. A project that I started earlier today was 90% finished, but I needed a few things from Lowe's to finish up. We plan to turn it into a temporary Florida ro...
Life 101 · 1w ago

Autumn archive

We just rolled in from Sylacauga. It's about 40 miles south of Birmingham or about 80 miles from here. We played until after 8 p.m. and then we loaded our equipment.It's past our bedtime. Si...
Life 101 · 1W ago

Beautiful autumn afternoon

I worked late last night so today was a short day for me. Since I was getting off early, I decided to work through lunch and head out even earlier.I had my head buried in my laptop knocking ...
Life 101 · 1W ago

Do what you love

My coaching partner and I did our last workshop today. It was in Northwest Alabama not far from Tupelo, Mississippi. It sun had set before the session ended so I drove home in the dark. The ...