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.

Thoughts from the Blue Ridge

The time, the Walrus said, to speak of many things. I write more than I speak and most of what I have written about for more than five decades concerns politics, most often about the failure of the political system that drives and — I believe — is destroying our country. Sadly, I must share […]

Washington: Too much politics

  For the first six years of our time in Washington, DC, I worked for the Republican party in one form or another. My first job in the nation’s Capital was press secretary to longtime GOP Congressman Paul Findley of Illinois .  It was a change from being a newspaper reporter who wrote news stories […]

Remembering life in Washington, DC

Amy and me lived in Arlington, Virginia — part of the National Capital Region of Washington, DC  — for 23 years in a move that we thought would last, at the most, two or three 12-month terms. My plan, at the time, was to work for Congress for a couple of years to learn a […]

Remembering Washington snowstorms

It’s always interesting — and often funny  — to consider how Floyd Countians cope with snowstorms compared to the absolute panic that usually seizes Washington, DC, whenever a single flake of snow falls on the National Capital Region. We saw a lot of snow — small, medium, large and extra large — during our 23 […]