We all use idioms, mostly unconsciously. There are a number that bother me that are in common usage, such as “I could care less” which developed from the more logical “I couldn’t care less.” But idioms often aren’t about logic. They’re about what people actually say, and what other people understand by what they [...]
As a U. S. Air Force veteran, I’m always happy to see the Air Force Academy Falcons do well in football games, and this afternoon I was able to enjoy watching them beat Notre Dame. Now I’m no Notre Dame fan, but they’re part of this as well.
Following the game, the Cadets face [...]
Being a father and then a grandfather has made me progressively more interested in how to protect kids. One of the best ways is by teaching them to be aware of their surroundings and not to be paranoid, but to be intelligent and careful. If someone is scaring them, it’s generally a good idea [...]
These are not my usual fodder, but they are so good, I just had to call attention to them. You can find a catalog of them at NASA-Cassini-Huygens.
There’s a story today in the Pensacola News Journal about my step-son John Webb and the John Webb Winter Golf Tournament. Great stuff, though I must note that John has signed with the Chicago Cubs this year, so will be wearing much more blue than red!
Preparing for the tournament has kept me fairly [...]
It’s mother’s day, and I just returned from a church service celebrating mothers. I was thinking during the service about the things I appreciate about the mothers in my life.
I’ve been accused of having married a “girl, just like the girl who married dear old dad.” And there certainly are some similarities. The [...]
This is another short “pride in my stepson” post. Each year since before our son James passed away, his older brother John, now a pitcher with the St. Louis Cardinals organization (as a starter with the AAA Memphis Redbirds this year), has sponsored and participated in a golf tournament to raise money for the [...]
This is a very different sort of blog entry for me. I’m used to writing heavy and sometimes obscure entries on religion, Biblical studies, or politics for this blog. So bear with me . . .
My wife Jody and I spent a couple of hours today at the Fairhope Arts and Crafts Festival [...]
In a spring training game, John Webb pitched just one inning, struck out two batters, then the final batter grounded out. You can read the story of the game here. Tony LaRussa, Cardinals manager, commented that Webb was “most impressive.”
Yes, that’s baseball. I don’t usually put anything personal in this blog, [...]