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The impact of hunger and food insecurity in America…

SOMETHING BOTHERS ME. Anyone who’s familiar with me and my blog knows one thing for sure. Greg is a guy who loves to cook. He loves to shop for farm to table ingredients, meet local farmers while doing so and share his love for food with an audience. But his passion is about lots more … Continue reading »

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Like a chicken with its head cut off…

  WHAT’S COME OVER YOU, GREG? “You’re running around like a chicken with its head cut off. You were so sluggish while you were ill that we’d almost forgotten you could move this fast. So what’s up?” “Here’s the deal. Eight months ago the doctors told my wife I had only a few hours to … Continue reading »

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DJI Phantom 4 Camera Drone…

June 6, 2016 JUST A MATTER OF TIME. I knew it. I just knew it. Florence and I have been married a long while. I have an uncanny ability to predict her next move. I’ve got a respectable batting average. I’m right about 85 % of the time. So, I figured it would be just a … Continue reading »

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Another Blue Ribbon Tour of Pensacola…

ANOTHER BLUE RIBBON TOUR.  You’ve already met Jon York, our friend and the one who’s made our stay in Pensacola the best it could be.  The tour he gave us today was “top of the line.” In fact it was “over the top.” The guy is something else. Just when we think he’s already outdone … Continue reading »

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Memorial Day Weekend…

May 30, 2016      MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND. Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in service of the United States. A federal mandate years ago set the observance on the last Monday of May, creating a long weekend for most Americans. Since it’s also the traditional … Continue reading »

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The Hermitage: Andrew Jackson’s home…

MAY 12, 2015                                      NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE ANDREW JACKSON. No one could possibly have imagined the story that would become Andrew Jackson’s life. Orphan, General, President and Legend…Andrew Jackson holds a prominent place in America’s history. I knew some history about Jackson’s achievements as a General and U.S. President, but I didn’t know a thing about his … Continue reading »

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Our new friend Bethany…what an inspiration!

HER STORY. Born in rural eastern Tennessee, raped, pregnant and addicted to drugs by the time she was 14 years old, incarcerated a few years later after a conviction for selling drugs, one would have guessed that she’d pretty well run her course…that any kind of meaningful life was beyond her reach. Well, one would … Continue reading »

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More of Nashville’s landmarks…

MAY 9, 2015 WE’RE BEING TOURISTS. As I mentioned a day or two ago, there is so much to see in Nashville that we’ve put on our best walking shoes and strapped on our cameras. We want to see as much as possible in the week we’ll be here. So, in order to get a … Continue reading »

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Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry…

MAY 8, 2015 COUNTRY’S MOST FAMOUS STAGE. What began as a simple radio broadcast in 1925, the Grand Ole Opry is a weekly country-music live stage concert and the longest-running radio broadcast in history. Dedicated to honoring country music’s rich history and dynamic present, the Grand Ole Opry showcases a mix of country legends and … Continue reading »

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Nashville, Tennessee…

MAY 8, 2015 WE’RE HERE! We’ve arrived in Nashville, Tennessee…the heart and soul of the country music industry. Located in the rolling hills of middle Tennessee, Nashville is the state capital as well as the city of Andrew Jackson. It combines the grace and warmth of the Old South with the economic vitality of today’s … Continue reading »

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‘Til next November…goodbye to the Gulf.

MAY 5, 2015 GULF OF MEXICO. We’ve been enjoying the beaches along the Gulf of Mexico for more than a month. Absolutely beautiful! The area simply demands its own blog post. You’ll recall my surprise a month or so ago, when we first arrived in the deep South and came upon the beaches here. I’m … Continue reading »

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A major change in plans…

APRIL 11,2015 CHANGE OF PLANS LEAVING NEW ORLEANS. We’ve changed our plans. A major weather event is approaching. It’s going to be very stormy here..heavy rain, high winds and thunderstorms… for the next seven or eight days. We’d be “housebound” if we stayed. So, we’re leaving in the morning and heading to Gulf Shores, Alabama. … Continue reading »

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Baton Rouge plantation country…

APRIL 8, 2015      PLANTATION COUNTRY. Plantations in the Baton Rouge area supported by enslaved house servants and field workers fueled Louisiana’s economy for many years before the Civil War and emancipation. We toured an elaborate and beautiful antebellum mansion and experienced what life was like at these centers of massive cotton, sugar cane … Continue reading »

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana…

APRIL 6, 2015 BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA. Finally I’ve had a chance to meet “Ol’ Man River.” We’re in the deep South, where folks speak with pronounced southern accents and address us as “y’all.” Where there are stately antebellum plantations on display, riverboats on the water and plates piled high with jambalaya, crawfish and other tasty … Continue reading »

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Happy Easter…

EASTER SUNDAY 2015.  LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA. TIME FLIES! This is our second Easter “on the road.” It’s hard to believe that we’ve been exploring the country in our motorhome for almost two years now. Last Easter we were at Bryce Canyon in Utah. I remember when we awoke and went outside on Easter morning, we found … Continue reading »

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Lake Charles, Louisiana…

APRIL 4, 2015.  LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA.  “HELLO, GOODBYE.” “Hello, Goodbye” sang the Beetles in Paul McCartney’s famous song that topped the charts in 1967. Well, today was kind of the reverse for us. We said “So Long” to the Lone Star State of Texas and “Hello” to the state of Louisiana, as we drove to Lake … Continue reading »

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