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My Return to Gainesville

My return to Gainesville was a long time coming, but I hardly expected it to be in 2016, or for the reason it ended up being. My mother, Robin, passed away in a traffic...

Sean & Savi in DC

My brother Sean and his girlfriend Savannah were vacationing in Pennsylvania during the last week of July and I suggested they stop by for a day or two to see the sights in DC....

An Election Goes Unchallenged

A couple months ago, I started a blog entry (not yet published) about my displeasure at something Trump said about abortion rights, which prompted me to consider the importance of choice in areas other than abortion. Now,...

Road Trip: Trains, Wines, & Monticello

This is the final part in a series about my road trip in June 2016: Thursday: Train ride through the Smokies. A coworker, Sandy, had heard of a steam train we could ride through...

Road Trip: Moonshine and Lake Views

This is the third part in my blog series regarding my road trip in June 2016. Tuesday PM: After the arts & crafts stores, we returned to Gatlinburg for a bit of a joy...

Road Trip: Vegas Without The Casinos

This is the second part in a series of posts about my road trip in June 2016. Sunday PM: We went on a bit of a leisurely ride. First, through the Smoky Mountain National...

Road Trip: Mountaintops and Recoils

This is the first in a series of posts about a road trip I took in June 2016 through several states, with several days spent in the Smoky Mountains. This was my first vacation...

Choices Make Us Better

Trump made an asinine comment about abortion on March 30th that suggested he would somehow overturn a Supreme Court ruling to ban abortion completely. Then he went a step further and said people who...