Manifest Destiny

You've no doubt heard the term "Manifest Destiny", as referring to the zeitgeist of our Nation as it expanded Westward, more specifically as Americans lined up wagon train after wagon train to emigrate to...

My 60-Year Affair With The World’s Oldest Profession; Betty, Part I

I never get tired of admiring, especially leggy women. It also put me in mind of a story that’s been dancing around in my head for a long time. It actually started on a...

Nehi Grape and Moon Pies

More Famous Common People I have Known, and the Politics of Dependence

Mrs Brophy and the Ring Dang Doo

I've told stories of my mountain home before, and also stories about the differences between racial feelings about blacks and whites in the South and in the North at the time of Martin Luther King. We had two major...

Famous Common People I Have Known, A Dog Named Spook

I hope dogs go to heaven.

Judging Beauty, Goodness and Virtue

"If you judge Beauty or Goodness or Virtue solely based on what you see in the mirror you will likely die a painful death...whether old or young. Just ask Kurt Cobain" from St George Frederick, an old friend returned.