A Soldier’s Story

Note: This essay is reprinted from The Cheese Toast Project available from online bookstores, and in Kindle format from Amazon.com. An earlier draft appeared on this blog 5 August 2014. On the freezing morning of Sunday, 29 November 1863, Union soldiers defending Fort Sanders in Knoxville, Tennessee leveled their rifles at advancing Confederate soldiers and … Continue reading A Soldier’s Story

Failing, to Succeed 

I have a saying, "Hank Aaron didn't hit a home run every time." It's my way of reminding myself that for every success, there are a thousand less than perfect outcomes. In fact, failure is much more common than success. The term "trial and error" best sums up the practice of implementing a strategy, observing … Continue reading Failing, to Succeed 

Atlanta After Dark, The Goat Farm, 12 March 2015

I had occasion to visit The Goat Farm on 12 March to see Klimchak perform CooksNotes, his show that combines music with cooking. The music and the food were excellent. While there, I took a few photos of the surrounding buildings. For those not familiar with The Goat Farm, it's a creative complex in a … Continue reading Atlanta After Dark, The Goat Farm, 12 March 2015

A Soldier’s Story

Note: This story has been revised and expanded in my essay collection The Cheese Toast Project, available in print at most online bookstores and in print and Kindle at Amazon. On the freezing morning of Sunday, 29 November 1863, Union soldiers defending Fort Sanders in Knoxville, Tennessee, leveled their rifles at advancing Confederate soldiers, and … Continue reading A Soldier’s Story