Category: 2001-2007

Of best chances redux

“We’re not voting for inspirational-speaker-in-chief.” –CJ, in the comments to Of best chances The people who don’t want Barack Obama to be President of the United States are united in their message: He has...

The bon temps

“I don’t want this to sound as morbid as it will,” I said to my wife. We were one of less than a dozen people in a bar as a long-haired country singer named...

Dateline: New Orleans

I couldn’t get comfortable. Something was wrong. We crossed Lake Pochatrain and my wife pointed out how bad the railraod bridge looked. I was dealing with spitting rain, bad traffic, and a bad case...

Deep South Run: The Live Blog

Scroll down for updates. ANDERSON COUNTY, SC–Interstate 85, the major artery that runs from Atlanta, GA, through Upstate, South Carolina, and into to the northern reaches of the Southeast is a wet mess today....

First Bar

Pardon the moment of fiction… Rocky‚Äôs ass hurt. He realized this at irregular intervals between drinking beer in big gulps and chain smoking the cheap cigarettes he bought at the bodega on Second Street....

Despite it all…

I’ll admit, my first and final post from the Bahamas was a bit bleak. It was one of those times when I should’ve just hit delete and waited until I got home. However, I...

Bahamian nightdream

It’s nearly 2am in Nassau. I’m sitting in a room full of poker players. Fifty yards away, poker’s version of soccer hooligans are chanting. They’re fueled by a multi-rum drink and the local beer,...

Sleigh bells ring…

I was a good daddy. I only drank three beers while assembling the Thomas the Tank Engine Trundle Table. I was in bed by 11:30 and asleep by 12:30. Still, the boy’s early rising...