Category: Uncategorized


This past weekend, Clista and I had the opportunity to spend some time at the Helen Keller Festival in Tuscumbia, Alabama. One of the premier events on the last two days of the festival, is a book signing at Coldwater Books in downtown Tuscumbia. In 2011, I had […]


Of all of the human activities that bring us pleasure, nothing tops eating. Most of us indulge three or more times a day, and rather than decreasing with age, this passion just keeps getting better and better. By the time we reach maturity, if ever we really do, […]


I certainly do not consider myself to be a movie critic, by any stretch of the imagination. I am a movie fan, and enjoy the entire experience. We don’t go as often as we would like, because it is a rare occasion that an adult film slips into […]


Recently I received the news that a good friend has been diagnosed with a serious medical condition, and the treatment regime is still undetermined. This sort of news has become a common place occurrence in my world, which is to be expected when all your contemporaries are over […]


Mobile is like a lite version of New Orleans, but it’s half the distance and half price of a trip to the Big Easy. Clista and I love Mobile and try to visit at least twice a year. Mobile has about three blocks of Dauphin Street instead of […]


The response to my post entitled Vive Le Difference has prompted a somewhat lively discussion which has been along gender lines. Most of the males responding feel like I’ve nailed things dead on. The females, on the other hand, have pretty much suggested that I have my head […]

A New England Winter Day

My friends Phil and Alice Hayen live in historic Concord, Massachusetts. Yes, that Concord—the one with the bridge made famous in 1775. Concord is also the home of Henry David Thoreau and Walden Pond, along with that of Ralph Waldo Emerson. There is enough history within walking distance […]

Vive Le Difference!

As a man drifts from maturity to senility, his priorities begin to shift and he finds that he has a great deal of time to muse about philosophical issues.  This phenomena, a result of all of the time that had previously been devoted to thinking about sex, can […]

Fifty-Four Years Later

FIFTY-FOUR YEARS LATER Clista Hunter and G.R. Hardin grew up on adjacent farms in Bolivar County, Mississippi. They could see each other’s houses just across some of the best “ice cream “cotton land this side of the Nile. They have been best friends since toddlerhood. The first classmate […]

Elaine Update July 2011

ELAINE JULY 10, 2011 Elaine returned home after her seizure, fall and broken arm in early June.  She is ecstatic to be home and her lap kitty, Chatty, is even happier. A little background on Elaine’s medical situation may be in order. In the fall of 1998 Elaine […]