This Thanksgiving I am thankful for lots of stuff

This Thanksgiving I am thankful for lots of stuff

Every night I tend to reflect on the hours I was awake that day. Did I fail, hurt or belittle any person, situation or entity (on purpose or unintentionally). If I answer to myself, “yes” I figure out what needs to happen the next day to make things right. (Most nights, thankfully, the affirmative answer […]

The American Community Survey? Yup.

The American Community Survey? Yup.

So the other week I had a local lady come visit me at my Oxford office. She had (maybe still has) some issues about something she and her husband received in the mail. Let’s call her “Virginia.” “Don,” said Virginia with obvious concern in her voice. “I got this survey in the mail and it […]

There was a little kerfuffle down there

There was a little kerfuffle down there

This past Sunday I watched the The Mexico City Grand Prix (previously known as the Mexican Grand Prix) and aside from the vehicles, what I found most entertaining were the (I am guessing) British announcers. Not only did it show they were super excited to be in the broadcast booth, but I loved their vocabulary. […]

What kinds of bacteria live on wads of old chewing gum?

What kinds of bacteria live on wads of old chewing gum?

I cannot believe I forgot to share this year’s Ig Nobel awards with you. Oh, wait. You don’t remember or don’t know what an Ig Nobel Award is? Let’s catch you up to speed. Here’s from their website, “The Ig Nobel Prizes honor achievements that make people LAUGH, then THINK. The prizes are intended to […]

A squishy Halloweeny? The forecast says . . .

A squishy Halloweeny? The forecast says . . .

Yeah, it has been a long and wet summer/fall season. I think since that tree fell on my roof and kilt my house back on Tuesday, June 29 it has only rained 365 days, bringing down about 167 inches of water. (Okay. That could be a wee bit of an exaggeration. Maybe it only seems […]

My Evil Plan gets reviewed by Natalie.

My Evil Plan gets reviewed by Natalie.

Happy mid-October everyone. Hope this column finds you well . . . beyond that. A few weeks ago I penned another Jim Dandy Don’t Rush Me column. Here’s a piece of it, so if you missed it, you’ll get the gist. (If you want to read it all, click HERE.) “Social media, pop culture and […]

For whom the bell rings, but should we answer?

For whom the bell rings, but should we answer?

The other day, whilst sitting alone, contemplating life, my thoughts were interrupted. I was in sort of a dilemma. Then my thoughts shifted to something that probably most Americans may have, at least once pondered. I will get to that question a little later, but first allow me to indulge myself and build up to […]

I think my evil plan worked.

I think my evil plan worked.

I must say my strategery of brainwashing has (so far) gone as scheduled. I’ll be honest, I tried to influence my boys’ lives to my way of thinking from the time they were very young. Saw them both this past weekend and I think my evil plan actually worked. They seem like fine young men […]

Blah, blah, blah, blah. That’s what I hear.

Blah, blah, blah, blah. That’s what I hear.

It’s one thing not to trust a politician when they are high up on the food chain. It’s another thing not to trust ANY politician high up on the food chain. It is still another thing when you don’t trust any media reporting on state and national news. And, here’s the thing — it’s been […]

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