Back in Memphis, remembering Mr. Phelan

TweetFolks, this is just a quick note to tell you that if I seem a little detached from the Blogosphere, there’s a reason for it. My father-in-law died Thursday, and so we gathered up all of our kids and in some cases their kids, and made our way in three cars to Memphis through all […]

New Year’s Eve Greetings from Memphis!

Tweet FYI, I’ll be celebrating the New Year in Memphis this evening. Things are going fairly well here, although as you can see, the weather’s a bit dingy. I’m writing from the pictured Starbucks, the one at White Station and Poplar. This location has significance for me because my wife worked in this very building […]

My all-time favorite historical marker

Tweet Hey, y’all. I’ve been out of pocket for a few days. We drove to Memphis on Friday, came back yesterday, and boy are my arms tired. Yeah, I know that old joke doesn’t really work there, but I’m wiped out and not fully functional at the moment. But I thought I’d share this with […]

Open Thread for Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Tweet Here I am doing an Open Thread twice in one week. It’s almost like I’m getting serious about this blogging thing again. Well, that remains to be seen, but I hope you enjoy it… Joe goes to Europe — Here’s hoping the sane countries of the world continue to show a united front against […]

Open Thread for Monday, March 21, 2022

TweetHave I even done one of these this year? Well, I’m doing one now: Ukraine Refuses to Surrender Mariupol; Thousands Trapped — Or, I could have brought up one of many other angles. I don’t know what to say beyond the fact that I want it to end as soon as possible — with Russia […]