Forty-plus years, three homes, and lots of life

Amy and I met in Southern Illinois more than four decades ago and have been together ever since while living in different parts of the nation, seeing a lot of the world, witnessing history and having many adventures.

What a long, strange trip it’s been

Spent Saturday in a meeting with others members of the Harley Owners Group, planning a rational rally that is expected to bring about 2,000 motorcycle riders to Roanoke in June and featuring rides that will bring those riders to Floyd County and surrounding areas for four days.

Facing down the Grim Reaper

The death of a longtime good friend, who lost his life to pancreatic cancer at 72 late last week, reminded me that the ever-patient Grim Reaper awaits all of us. ┬áIt has been a factor for most of my 69 years of life. The Reaper struck when I was nine months old, taking my father […]

In the end, it doesn’t get any better in life

A delightful day of riding Virginia roads with friends from the Roanoke Valley Harley Owners Group.

Our group included manager of one of the largest Krogers in the area, owners of two 7-Elevens in Roanoke, a pharmacy manager, a Appalachian Power official, a retired Air Force veteran, a retired Marine and others.

Outspoken? Damn right

In a Facebook conversation Saturday with someone from my high school days here in Floyd County, she said she never thought I would be so “outspoken.”