I haven’t written anything for a long while. I did not do much writing during football season. Just a handful of articles. I made an attempt to pen a column before the Auburn-Georgia SEC Championship Game. I got two paragraphs in and quit. Motivation at an all time low. And I didn’t care. Bone dry. So here we are. It’s January 24th and me and … Continue reading Dare We “Ramble” Once More?
I’m currently working on a Dum Dum. The sucker! Some call these tasty treats lollipops. We did not refer to them as such in Lower Alabama when I was growing up, We called them suckers. That’s what they shall remain in my frame of reference. We did not call our tasty carbonated beverages soda or, God forbid, pop, either. They were “Co-Colas.” It didn’t matter … Continue reading Ramblin’ 5/10/17
Have mercy! It’s been far too long since we rambled! The truth of the matter is that I have been doing a whole lot of reading (James Lee Burke) and very little writing. I need to do both. We shall strive to do better. It’s April 20th or 4/20. 4/20 is a huge day for many who partake of cannabis sativa. Here is an article … Continue reading Ramblin’ 4/20/17 (And the Summer of ’73)
Sit down, turn on the computer, and write. That’s the system today. I have no preconceived course, agenda, or axe to grind. Just be. “Let it grow, let it grow, Let it blossom, let it flow In the sun, the rain, the snow, Love is lovely, let it grow” This from the Eric Clapton ‘461 Ocean Boulevard’ album. ‘Let It Grow’. That record released in … Continue reading Time to Let It Ramble
I found myself “Googling” the nutrition information of Krystal products the other day. And AFTER my next round of blood work was completed, yesterday, I stopped by one of those franchises to chow down on two or three of those 130 calorie, 2 grams of saturated fat babies. It would have been my first “cheating” episode since our trip to the Big Easy. As fate … Continue reading Ramblin’ 1/19/17
I was listening to a podcast, today on my walk, of Marc Maron interviewing Neil Young. It was great hearing Neil again. Like an old friend you haven’t seen or heard from in years. And Neil is still Neil. Thank God. He continues to rail against corporate farming, Monsanto, and the pillaging and plundering of Mother Earth in general. Give ’em hell, Neil! Since I … Continue reading Ramblin’ with Neil Young
We are now at “exceptional drought” level here in north Georgia. I can hear Johnny Carson attempting to elicit a response from his Tonight Show audience. “It is so dry here in ____. How dry is it?” Feel free to create your own answer. But it’s not funny, is it? Pray for rain. I sincerely hope I don’t have to end up doing a rain … Continue reading Ramblin’ 11/2/16
Welcome back to Ramblin’! It really feels like fall now. 71 degrees with a high of 75 on the way, and a low tonight of 47. Leaves are beginning to cover the side, fenced-in, yard. And Auburn is ranked. All is well! I began reading Steve Spurrier’s autobiography, Head Ball Coach-My Life in Football, yesterday. A few chapters in and it is vintage Spurrier. Good … Continue reading Ramblin’ 10/11/16
Last week I mentioned the Woodstock Festival as High Holy Days, celebrated here at 116 Sundown Way, and now those days are upon us. We are in Day Two of the festivities, the day it began to rain. And it’s thundering, and about to rain. Right here. Right now. Seems fitting somehow. Musically, at Woodstock, yesterday was Richie Havens, Arlo Guthrie, and Joan Baez, among … Continue reading Ramblin’ 8/16/16
This will probably be the last thing I write for Campus Pressbox until July. July will also be a very light month as far as writing here is concerned. August is when the heavy hitting begins again. We have slowed the pace down, on our sports site, but August will be here before we know it, and things will then begin to rock. SEC Media … Continue reading Book It!