Archive for August, 2010

How I Spent My Saturday

Among other things I’ve had going on, learning to drive a tractor has taken its place. The extent of my tractor driving is, so far, using it to mow the area around a cabin and pond on property my wife’s family owns about 40 miles from home. I’ve learned a few things: slopes aren’t fun […]

August 23, 2010 · Harry · 2 Comments
Posted in: Life, Mississippi

favre

favre (färv): 1. To repeatedly change one’s mind about leaving a job (He said he was moving to Montana, but he favred) 2. To be indecisive to an extreem degree (She wanted either the red or the tan shoes, but she favred for two hours)

August 22, 2010 · Harry · One Comment
Posted in: Life, Mississippi, Sports

In Praise Of Cool, Old Buildings

When I was a kid in the early 1960s, one of my favorite buildings was the Naval Reserve Center across the street from the State Fairgrounds. At that time, it was a busy place, with reservists there seemingly all the time.

August 20, 2010 · Harry · No Comments
Posted in: Mississippi

Loving the Constitution

All the recent noise about revisiting the 14th Amendment got me thinking about how we love the Constitution. Not how as in “we really love our Consti”, but how as in “What exactly do we mean when we say we love the Constitution”. Or revere it, or honor it. Choose your own word. Anyway, back […]

August 17, 2010 · Harry · No Comments
Posted in: Politics

Russia’s War

I recently finished reading “Russia’s War: A History of the Soviet Effort: 1941-1945“. I’ve read many books on World War II, from many perspectives, but I’d never read one on the part of the war that involved Germany and the Soviet Union. I realize now that part of the reason for that is the lack […]

August 10, 2010 · Harry · One Comment
Posted in: Books, History