Bud

1964 Graduate,University of Georgia, BBA degree,major in Real Estate, minor in English. Member Signa Nu Frat

1964 Graduate,University of Georgia, BBA degree,major in Real Estate, minor in English. Member Signa Nu Frat

Take Another Bite of the Apple

It’s Friday the 13th, strange things can happen. Clouds swirl, thick and dark. Lightning flashes, thunder rumbles, rocks split. Stars fall, the moon melts, the sun sets. The Voice roars, “Enough is enough.” Holy Wrath fills the universe. ********** Moses is jolted from sleep, traumatized by recurring dreams of frog plagues. The Voice shouts, “Moses, …

Fireworks & Freedom

“And it shall come to pass afterward, I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions…” Joel 2:28 ********** What we have here is a minor 9th Century BC prophet projecting his prognostication of great …

Around the Corner

“Some things look better, baby, just passing through.” Elton John ********** I never thought much about what’s around the corner, although my mother used that phrase often. I think it was on my first visit to France years ago that it began to make sense. If you’ve been to France you know. In every small …

The Fixer…a Brief Encounter

His name is Ace. He’s wealthy, secretive and dangerous. He lives in the shadows and makes people’s problems disappear. He’s known as ‘The Fixer.’ *********** Ace is not his given name. But it fits him. It’s short, memorable and has an air of mystery. His business card is a black domino marked with two white …

The Momentum of Atavism

“The fruit falls not far from the tree.” That’s atavism. ********** Recently I bought a DNA testing kit. Who’s not curious about their lineage and the latent atavisms that linger there? Let me tell you about it. Don’t let anybody fool you…there are some traits and family traditions you’re not responsible for. They’ve been dumped …

My Brother’s Pool

I wake up today and discover my peace of mind has been hijacked. It’s being held hostage inside of a bubble and floating in the air of ‘elsewhere.’ ********** It dawns on me that I’ve been squandering precious time wandering around aimlessly in the world of others, in some ethereal wonderland of elsewhere. An escape …

A Whole Lot of Dust

I’ve finally reached the bottom of ideas when dust is the only subject that comes to mind. But dust is a fact of life. My History app said May 11th 1934 is called “Black Sunday.” A fierce wind whipped up a gigantic dust storm across the Midwest. It tore topsoil from the parched earth and …

Stuck

“Sometimes it’s hard to know what to do.” Charles Bukowsky ********** I wake up and discover I’m still stuck. My morning mind is a fog. It hovers in the dangling inconsistencies of a fading dream that seems to have come from nowhere. It spins like a record stuck in a groove, relentlessly repeating its meaningless …

Precious Memories

It’s not hard for the hidden memories to find us. Often just showing up in life wakes them up. ********** Ah, April, the barefoot days of youth begin. Who forgets? Memories persist, never die, though they lie buried, Sleeping at peace in the inner chambers of our souls, Like us, like nature, waiting to live …

Tough as Nails

Goodbye Clint, you made our day. Hasta la vista, Arnold. Sorry, 007, your license to kill expired. The enemy is still among us…weeds. It’s time weeds get some respect. Common as dirt. Indestructible. Permanent eradication is impossible. They scoff at Roundup. They drink chemicals for champagne cocktails. They eat lawns with impunity and laugh gardeners …