So, about this higher power…

At least in my part of the world, which is admittedly old school to a fault, first investigations into sobriety revolve around and are entirely dependent on God. And while the term higher power might be more accepted in some places, in West Virginia its God and no one else. And being a Christian when…

Letter of Encouragement by Seth Andrews

You learn a lot about people when you declare that you are not going to live your life by their rules.  And many in this room know well the consequences of doing something so shocking as to be an individual: a singular voice, an often inquisitive voice, with its own tenor, its own style, its…

Oasis of the Seas 2017

For more context, you can read these posts about our road trip to Florida. The Road South 11/17/2017 Georgia/Florida Line 11/18/2017 The cruise section was written for this lovely UK cruise site: https://cruisingisntjustforoldpeople.co.uk Oasis of the Seas, November 2017 Next up was Saturday afternoon and our arrival at the Homewood Suites in Cape Canaveral.  We…

Georgia/Florida Line 11/18/2017

Perfect weather, perfect scenery, perfect morning walk. We didn’t even come close to scratching the surface of what Savannah, Georgia has to offer, but to say we were impressed is an understatment. I was up at 6 putting a dent in the coffee and fruit available at the hotel, walking along the river at sunrise and…

The Road South 11/17/2017

New River Gorge Bridge, Fayetteville, WV After much debate, planning and research, our departure changed from early Friday to early Saturday to mid-day Friday and finally as of a couple days ago, back to early Friday. I’m very thankful it worked out that way as we were able to take our time rather than just…

New York City June 2nd, 2017

Wow, what a day today has been. Our most enjoyable day in New York in a long time. After breakfast at the hotel we hit the subway for Central Park and the Zoo. Its a tiny zoo and the variety of animals isn’t the greatest but the setting is unbeatable in my opinion. I’m sure…

New York City June 1, 2017

Trip from home was uneventful. Didn’t make very good time due to some construction we came across which probably knocked us back an hour getting to the city. Once through the Holland Tunnel we tried to find a little place on Canal St. that Steph had seen on TV. But we had no luck. So…

Why I don’t do AFC Championships

January 15, 1995 Chargers 17 Steelers 14 We had only had our season tickets since 92, Bill Cowher’s first year. This was to be the first super bowl of my generation’s Steelers. It was unseasonably warm that day and Dad and I tailgated as usual. In anticipation of an easy victory, I packed a bottle of…

Carnival Spirit and West Coast 2001

The trip essentially began in Columbus, Ohio Thursday 5/17. We endured monsoon like rain coming through Parkersburg but Columbus was dry. It was closing in on 10pm by the time we settled at the Cross Country Inn. This place may claim to be the “cleanest place you’ve ever stayed” but, I don’t recommend it. Jill…

Goodbye Presley

I knew this day would come but I still wasn’t ready for it. My pug, Presley, passed away this morning at home. She was 15. To say that she was a lifesaver for me is not an exaggeration. A friend from work offered her to us in April of 2002. In late 2001 I had…