Writing this blog has really helped me to reminisce about times when I was much younger and the things we used to do when I was a kid. It is now 12 degrees outside and with a warm fire in the family room, it is a good time to write about that now. I wasContinue reading “Reminiscing about Grandparents”
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The Wonders of a Snow Fence
Let me start by explaining the need for a snow fence. My wife and I built our house and raised our family in this house that is set back from the main highway about 1/10th of a mile from the road. Don’t regret that for a moment! The thing is that our driveway is acrossContinue reading “The Wonders of a Snow Fence”
Winter is Here in Western MD
Well, as a kid I used to love winter, but as an adult, if you are not into the snow sports, it can be a slow time with the snow adding lots of work to your schedule (at least that’s the way I feel at times.) I will have to admit though, upon retiring andContinue reading “Winter is Here in Western MD”
My Students Part 1
OK, a little preface here. I was in education 37 years. Each year lets say I got to interact with 70 new students ( probably on the low side especially when I was coaching), multiplied by 37 years and I may have interacted with around 2500 people. Again, low side probably. Graduates from my firstContinue reading “My Students Part 1”
January 2021 – News we need to hear!
Happy New Year! I have heard a lot of that and a lot of people saying they are glad that 2020 is behind us, but wait a minute – I am sure most if not all of us can look back and see the blessings God has given us… I had the pleasure of meetingContinue reading “January 2021 – News we need to hear!”
Has common sense become a thing of the past? Christmas Eve, 2020
Christmas Eve, 2020. By listening to the news, social media, and our government, Christmas is likely to kill us this year. We don’t have the knowledge or common sense to protect ourselves or to do things safely – so stay home and don’t go out. We are not having church services – Christmas Parties andContinue reading “Has common sense become a thing of the past? Christmas Eve, 2020”
We all have to have a place to go to get away from the grinds of our everyday life, and for me it is my grandkids and my hobbies. I love to hunt and fish, don’t do as much as I want still after retirement, but that is completely my fault. I love to hike,Continue reading “Hobbies”
There is a Storm Coming!
I really got a big kick today watching the local and national weather reports about the winter storm that is on its way. Oh my, to listen to them we are about to enter an apocalypse! They were using words like gigantic, enormous, millions of people affected, unprecedented and on and on. I was waitingContinue reading “There is a Storm Coming!”
Some Good News Maybe???
First, let me just say that I can’t stand to watch the news anymore. I don’t trust any of it, liberal main stream or conservative stations. They don’t report the news, they are now opinion makers, not news reporters. You still have to watch some of it though to try to get some idea aboutContinue reading “Some Good News Maybe???”
Country Music – Where oh Where have you gone?
I used to really enjoy Country Radio, but now can turn a station on and can barely listen to it for a minute or two before I turn it to an oldies station. There is no Country Music played on contemporary country music stations, and I believe there are a couple of reasons for that.Continue reading “Country Music – Where oh Where have you gone?”