thankfulness

Phobias – The Space They Take.

There are hundreds thousands of phobias out there. Thousands more with actual names attached to them. It’s a reflection of the fears that ensnare us (are around us each and every day). Here’s a list from a site that’s been compiling them since the 1980s. There’s even a fear of numbers called Arithmophobia. Ahh! Watch out!…

Buffets are Bad for Your Health

Or, Chest Pains Part II – the Return I forgot to include a vital story within the heart surgery – to – diabetes transition of 2005. It goes something like this: Before working at Bellarmine University with an all-too-new diabetic condition in the summer of that year, my brother and cousin and I decided to…

The Changing Face of Monticello, KY

Knowing there’s positive development in my hometown is a wonderful realization. It’s like Christmas but shared collectively rather than the recent American way (self-indulgent, greedy, Black Fridayed). I found out the fine community of Wayne County is undergoing changes for a new public library! I love knowing this is happening. Books. Readers. Future pupils and…

Proud of Chattanooga

Just weeks after Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez opened fire on a recruiting center–and then, a U.S. Navy Reserve center–in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the town rallied around those families hurting in the aftermath. On Saturday, August 15th, over 150 Departments of the Navy, plus Chattanooga city officials (& members) came together to host an event for thousands inside UTC’s McKenzie Arena. Vice…

Monticello, KY: Sinkholes and Higher Ground.

Recently, my hometown suffered a total collapse of Main Street and closure of traffic into, and out of, downtown Monticello. Fact: Wayne County sits atop the list (apart from Warren County, I believe) as being the most cave-heavy counties in all of Kentucky. And Kentucky boasts the largest cave systems in the world. So, I’m no…

Monticello, Small Town, USA

You might’ve seen this post earlier in the week, by Nick James of RoadSnacks, claiming “These Are The 10 Worst Places To Live In Kentucky.” Before I dip into this topic too quickly, I do want to point out that RoadSnacks does put this disclaimer below their article’s headline: This article is an opinion based on…

Timeliness. “Is that smoke a good sign?”

  I mentioned my vacation a few weeks back. The one where we swam with a Sea Carp. The same week where I followed a fellow vacationer around (unbeknownst to him or me) for almost 9 days and accidentally found him in an unlocked bathroom 1,500 miles from our original destination. Remember that one? Well,…
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