June 30, 2020

There was a stretch of time, maybe in Grad School, maybe in New York, where I had a pot and some soil and I set it out side. That it. That’s all the gardening I did. I didn’t buy seeds or fertilizer. The dirt was in there from whoever owned it before. Must have been sp...

June 29, 2020

There’s a rest area about fifteen minutes into South Carolina from once you cross the Georgia on I 85 N. It’s  between exit 17 and 18. I’ve passed this rest area hundreds of times and never stopped. Mainly because rest areas aren’t really my thing. They combine two of...

June 25, 2020

“Hello,” the voice said on the other end of the phone. 

“Ah, yes, this is David Nelson, I’m looking to speak to Councilman Dill.” 

“This is he.” 

Even in four brief words his upstate, South Carolina accent came across loud and clear. Not that I have room to talk. Accordin...

June 24, 2020

That’ll teach me to call a politician from Landrum. 

Yesterday at 12pm, an ordinance went into place in the City of Greenville that requires employees and customers of grocery stores and pharmacies to wear a mask whilst in their place of business. 

Just pharmac...

June 22, 2020

Yesterday was Father’s Day. We had dinner at my parent’s house on Saturday night and I celebrated my father by buying him a bottle of Tempranillo.

He seemed to like it. 

He’s also seemed to like about ever more frequent family gatherings. One of the great things to come...

June 19, 2020

Today’s blog is about Juneteenth. 

And it’s going to be short. 

For several reasons—one, maybe a 41 year old white dude isn’t the one to be writing a think pieces on Juneteenth. Two, like many 41 year white dudes, I’m late to the Juneteenth party. 

Though, I have to say,...

June 18, 2020

“Every one has a story inside them just BURSTING to get out!”

-State of the South Tour. Montgomery, AL. 2018. 

I got the most incredible email today, right before I started working on my blog. To tell you the truth, it shook me a little. In the best possible way. It actu...

June 17, 2020

The things you hate in other people are the things you hate about yourself. This was the theme of one of the four homilies Father Nick, my childhood priest, used to say in loop. I’ve never been able to get it out of my head, so whenever someone pisses me off my first t...

June 16, 2020

I can’t tell if it’s a sign that I’m a good comedian or a bad comedian that a joke I wrote on Facebook yesterday could cause a little dust up. 

Not a big dust up. Not enough to go viral, or anything. Just enough to get my heart rate up and for me to check my feed every...

June 15, 2020

The sky was beautiful last night. It was so pretty that I stepped outside on my balcony and snapped a couple of pictures.

I’ve been lucky enough to live in some places that had remarkable sunsets. They were so beautiful that I’ve grown to take the ones in Greenville for...

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