pre-game warm up

In preparation for the weekend playoff games, I spent some quality time in the kitchen today for a little pre-game warm up. My homemade chili and skillet baked salsa cheddar cornbread are ready and waiting for the coin toss. The afternoon cooking soundtrack had a number of LP fare on the menu from southern rock […]

include the win

Some days are more worthy of flag waving than others.

autumn survival

©2011 gary The cooler days of autumn have arrived. Yesterday I made an attempt to remedy this seasonal drudgery with pot of homemade pinto bean, grilled chicken, and brown rice soup. Serving it up with a dollop of sour cream, saltines, Vermont white cheddar, freshly brewed Starbucks coffee, an ice cold O’douls and an afternoon […]

saturday faces

©2011 gary Autumn Saturdays are filled with faces of spirit.

patience for the finish

©2011 gary Late in the 4th quarter, Logan Thomas waited for another opportunity to take the field. He and the Hokie’s time eventually came.

being american is american

©2011 gary Over the course of two days I took in several things known as American: a rodeo, a college football game, and southern rock. I sang the national anthem, wore faded blue jeans, a baseball cap, black Ray Ban Wayfarers, and drove a Chevrolet. I phoned my mother too, just to chat and to […]