Update from the Top of Georgia

The Top of Georgia Airstream Park is becoming my old hometown a/k/a  Mooringsport, LA.  We have come to know several neighbors and maybe too well, but we all still try to do the social distancing thing. One of the first we came to know (Kat meets them; I am introduced later) was Laine and her […]

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Camping in a National Petri Dish

Georgia’s governor Brian Kemp puts on a daily warm-up act as a lead-in to Trump’s regular medical sitcom.  (Why are Republicans doing all they can to pre-empt actual news?  It must be because the real news is so bad.)  Anyway, on April 19, Kemp mused on camera that although risky, it might be good to […]

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Sheltering in Place

Two weeks ago we left a perfectly good campground in Carlos, Texas.  Why?  A central Texas summer is not something many people enjoy.  And things had become a bit dicey for full-time RVers.  The Corps of Engineers and BLM had just closed all their campgrounds and boondocking areas.  Many state parks had closings scheduled, “until […]

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Covid-19 Comes to Texas

As a rule Texans fear few things.  They respect funnel clouds and shotguns, and dread losing a football game to LSU or having a Democrat in the White House.  But the novel coronavirus has them sitting up, paying attention, and doing a lot of hand-washing, if not -wringing.  Yet as of March 7, 2020 the […]

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Magnolia Ridge Campground

Kat and I just spent four lovely days at this Corps of Engineers Park on the shores of B. A. Steinhagen Lake between Jasper and Woodville, Texas.  The sites are mostly well-spaced with 30 amps and water for the princely sum of $9 a night with your America the Beautiful card.  Nobody played loud music, […]

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I Did Our Tax Return … On Paper

  Thirty years ago, way, way back in my days as an Early Adopter, I paid $19 for a CD’s worth of TurboTax Premium, 1990.  Its ease of use just blew me away.   It knew the law, was a whiz at math, and spit out a beautiful printed return (e-filing was not yet a thang) […]

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I Believe the President

Marie Yovanovitch, our retired ambassador to Ukraine, wrote an excellent opinion piece published today in the Washington Post.  In it she spoke of the current peril to our democracy, and how “freedom isn’t free” and that it is not up to our military to keep us free from ourselves.  She says that if we all […]

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