Boondock Ramblings

The soldier’s hat

I have been blogging about 12 years, although I don’t have all the posts from all those years. I do have some and I found this post today from around Memorial Day in 2014 while looking for another… Read More

Newspapers: the job that chews you up and spits you out; or trying to remember the good in the midst of a lot of bad

I wouldn’t exactly say my parents encouraged me to go into journalism, but when I decided that would be my major in college, they didn’t fight it – too much anyhow. “It’s a pretty tough job, you know,”… Read More

I am really not a photographer who “poses”

I’m rarely drawn to an image where I’ve posed someone or something for a photograph. My eye and interest is almost always drawn to an image where the moment was unscripted and unprepared. I live in an area… Read More

Suddenly the internet discovers David Phelps

I’ve been following singer David Phelps for years so this week when I saw a number of reaction videos to his music on YouTube I wondered what sparked the sudden attention to a man I consider just about… Read More

Favorite blog posts from the week

It’s time for my favorite blog posts from the week. This is the post where I share some of my favorite posts from other bloggers from the current or past week (or so). I’m trying to make it… Read More

The week in review, books, shows and looking at new beginnings

Here is a little week in review and a little of what I was reading, watching and doing this past week. You can follow some other updates on the Sunday Salon on Readerbuzz and The Caffeinated Book Reviewer…. Read More

Week in review in photos

The headline is a bit misleading because this is going to be a bit of a “photo dump” of my last couple of weeks. I haven’t really touched my camera much in the last three or four months,… Read More

There are a few bad things about getting back into reading

In the last several months I’ve cut way back on social media and found myself very lonely. The loneliness sometimes leads to depression, which isn’t good, but what is good is the fact I’m now back into reading… Read More

Let’s focus on living instead of dying

People are depressed. I mean it, people. People all around me are depressed. I can’t turn around without someone standing there or writing somewhere that they are in mourning. The people who are having family members dying, or… Read More