Wild Weather

We're settling in around here, waiting for Round 2 of wild weather.  Round 1 hit some places hard, but my neighborhood was lucky.  So many pictures online of houses hiding under downed trees, smashed cars, power lines dangling.  So what do you do when you're waiting for the rain and wind and maybe hail and … Continue reading Wild Weather

The Importance of Air Conditioning

I find freon to be a miracle substance.  I mean after all it allows gigantic buildings like the Empire State Building and the Superdome to be pleasant year round.  The Sun Belt would not have have boomed without it.  And I sure miss it when it's out.  Even April here in the South can be … Continue reading The Importance of Air Conditioning


I don't like the mall or the mall area.  I know that lots of people enjoy going to the mall and the mall area to shop and love going to the restaurants that ring (literally) the mall, but I don't.  For me, it all lacks individuality.  I could be anywhere in America.  I think that's … Continue reading Malls


So I'm making an attempt at keeping Quickbooks for Chattanooga Sidewalk Tours.  Why is it that when I read accounting instructions, my brain turns off?  It's like that with numbers.  Words I like, numbers not so much.  Or they don't make as much sense to me, even though they're much more precise than words.  Or … Continue reading Accounting


Why, you might ask, are you blogging when you could be walking around one of the Smithsonians (if the government didn't shut down last night)? It's because yesterday I rushed around trying to see too much and got too tired. I'm officiating (yes and that's another topic) at a wedding this evening and want to … Continue reading In DC