On this Thanksgiving, look past the negative and consider the words of the late John F. Kennedy: “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” If ever there was a year to feel justified for not being thankful, it would … Continue reading You Too Can Be Thankful This Thanksgiving
Today is Veterans Day, with no apostrophe. You may wonder why Veterans Day does not include an apostrophe but does include an "s" at the end of "veterans" because it is not a day that "belongs" to veterans, it is a day for honoring all veterans. You are never to old to learn something new from a Gasbag such as myself. "Valor is stability, … Continue reading No Apostrophe Needed
Tomorrow is Election Day and I for one will be happy I won’t be seeing another Jaime Harrison, Lindsay Graham lie.....I mean political ad. I’m trying to come up with a humorous quip but the only thing I can think of is the problem with political jokes is that they seem to get elected. I … Continue reading Mr. Smith Goes To Washington and Boy Is He Sorry.
Rebecca and I are hooked on A Chef's Life which comes on ETV. It’s a is a half-hour character-driven documentary and cooking series that takes viewers inside the life of Chef Vivian Howard, who, with her husband Ben Knight, left the big city to open a fine dining restaurant in small-town Eastern North Carolina, Kinston … Continue reading Can You Smell What The Gasbag Is Cooking
Pony died the other day. Pony ate at the soup kitchen where I volunteer. I don’t know anything about Pony. I don’t think anyone even knew his last name. Pony didn’t live in a nice three bedroom house with a white picket fence on Elm Street. He had no address, he lived in the woods. … Continue reading Questions, Questions, Questions
"If con is the opposite of pro, then isn’t Congress the opposite of progress?" Jon Stewart I got my sign the other day. It proudly sits in the front yard glistening all over my neighborhood like a beacon. Displaying the true feelings that I have with the upcoming election. I've had neighbors give me the … Continue reading We”re Screwed
I do a lot of riding in my line of work. I see a lot of the upstate of South Carolina. I am a Southern boy and I love the South. I love the way we talk and I love our southern traditions. I love our history and I know after I make a statement … Continue reading Crawdads and Lightning Bugs
The thing about trying to write a blog is you have to have some sort of subject to write about. You want to keep things fresh and not gasbag on the same topics. I could always write about the pandemic or the political environment and that truly would be gas bagging but the object is … Continue reading Brain Freeze
I am picky when it comes to my coleslaw. I am a coleslaw snob. I admit it. Anytime I go to a meat and three, coleslaw will be one of the three veggies I order. A good coleslaw dictates the rest of the meal. I truly get upset and lose my mind saying words that … Continue reading This Is Coleslaw?
“What have I become, my sweetest friend. Everyone I know goes away in the end.” As most everyone knows, I had a good friend die recently. A wonderful man and am so glad I had the pleasure of knowing him. This past weekend we had the wonderful experience of emptying two storage rooms he had … Continue reading My Empire of Dirt