Travis Maudlin is a man of many quirks and peculiarities, much of which he keeps to himself, though some of his oddities can't be so easily contained. On more than one occasion, his coworkers have noted his habit of muttering to himself under his breath; his almost pathological refusal to use anyone's name in … Continue reading Secrets, Lies, and Home Invasions
Creating a to do list is often one of the things I never have time to do. I wonder if Rhonda ever got around to helping that guy. If the grammar checker in Word is indicative of the current state of technology, we have nothing to fear from Skynet. I must confess, I originally … Continue reading Random Thoughts, 16 December 2015
Pharris Matthew Stribling, possibly his graduation photo from around 1918. My grandfather, Pharris Matthew Stribling, could have been the inspiration behind the song, Papa was a Rolling Stone. According to World War II draft records, he was born 27 February 1901, in Lincolnton, Lincoln County, Georgia, the second child and oldest son of Charles and … Continue reading Like a Rolling Stone: Pharris Matthew Stribling, 1901-1950
While my brother and I were in Myrtle Beach for a reunion, we were visited by a couple of anole lizards on the patio. Here are a couple of videos.
Every Christmas season, alongside numerous productions of A Christmas Carol, someone in the media will raise the specter of a "War on Christmas!" One pundit has made it his stock in trade to lament how every year more Christmas traditions are under fire, driving Christians underground in their observance of the season, lest the politically … Continue reading Foot Soldiers in the War on Xmas