Hoboes and Gypsies


I grew up in a Louisiana village alongside the Kansas City Southern tracks.  There were a dozen homes nearer the tracks, but they were built alongside the lake, below a newcomer’s line of sight.  The KCS ran two passenger/mail trains through Mooringsport daily, but most of the rail traffic was freight. This was 15 years […]

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Time Travel and the Creation Museum

Persistence of Memory

Last week Tom Ashbrook’s On Point* devoted a fascinating hour to Time Travel with guest James Gleick.  You think you know what time is, until you really think about it.  A good way to define it is “man’s measurement of eternity”.   Somebody else declared “Time is nature’s way of keeping everything from all happening at […]

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One Sad Day


Sunday past was one to forget, and here I am writing about it.  That morning the alarm squawked at 5:15.  Kat works Sundays, and after I fixed her coffee, breakfast, and a lunch to go, she done went and there was nobody to share my blues.  I was still hurting from LSU’s football loss on […]

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An Evening in New Orleans


The other day I had business in the Crescent City, settled it early, and went by the Bon Ton Café at 401 Magazine to pass rush hour and enjoy a fine meal.  I craved crawfish etouffee in the worst way but knew I’d order their lovely redfish with crab and green onion topping.  Crawfish season […]

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It’s About to Get Real


Kat and I don’t see much television.  We do Netflix.  I enjoyed The Wire.  Kat hated Breaking Bad so bad we didn’t last to Episode 5, and we both loved Person of Interest, and later, Justified.  The last one takes place in Harlan County, KY, and stars the guy who was the sheriff in Deadwood, […]

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Things to Do In Campbellsville


Kat’s current work schedule is four days a week, leaving three to fill.  The first day off is for rest, the second calls for local amusement, and the third is to prepare for the coming week.  After three seasons here we have seen all the surrounding fairs and festivals, and with Saturday and Sunday now […]

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Signs, Campgrounds, Dogs and Football

A for Asshole Alabama

Amazon leases five Kentucky RV parks for seasonal occupancy by its Camperforce.  Four camps compete on amenities, things such as a lake view, partial shade, reliable WiFi, firepits and tables, and one even operates a full-service bar.  The one-way commute from them ranges from 7 to 15 miles.   These parks have to be fun to […]

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