Georgia Ranks 3rd in Lightning Strikes

In 2016, there were 38 lightning deaths in the United States, compared with 26 in 2015 and 2014. From 2006 to 2016 on average about 31 people died each year from lightning strikes in the United States, according to the National Weather Service. The significant decline in lightning deaths is due to fewer farmers working in fields, along with technological […]

A German’s view on Islam

Hard to argue with this: A German’s View on Islam worth reading. This is one of the best explanations of the Muslim terrorist situation I have ever read. His references to past history are accurate and clear. Not long, easy to understand, and well worth the read. The author of this is Dr. Emanuel Tanya, a well-known and well-respected psychiatrist. […]

The Perfect Man

A man walks out to the street and catches a taxi just going by. He gets into the taxi, and the cabbie says, “Perfect timing. You’re just like Frank.” Passenger: “Who?” Cabbie: “Frank Feldman. He’s a guy who did everything right all the time. Like my coming along when you needed a cab, things happened like that to Frank Feldman […]

Consumer Q’s

Question: Is it safe to eat raw okra? Answer: Absolutely! Raw okra is crunchy, healthy and easy to eat. Select small, tender pods. Older, larger ones can be too tough and, in some varieties, too spiny. Dip the young pods in salt (or sprinkle them with salt and/or black pepper) and eat them as a snack or as hors d’oeuvres. […]

First computer

The world’s first computer can be traced all the way back to Adam and Eve. Surprise! It was an Apple, but with extremely limited memory – Just 1 byte…….then everything crashed.

Grow older, and hopefully wiser

As we grow older, and hence wiser, we slowly realize that: Whether we wear a $300 or $30 watch – – they both tell the same time. Whether we carry a $300 or $30 wallet/handbag – – the amount of money inside is the same. Whether we drink a bottle of $300 or $30 or $3 wine – – the […]

Things to ponder

Five Rules to Remember in Life 1. Money cannot buy happiness, but it’s more comfortable crying in a Corvette than on a bicycle. 2. Forgive your enemy, but remember his or her name. 3. If you help someone when they’re in trouble, they will remember you… when they’re in trouble again. 4. Many people are alive only because it’s illegal […]

Political Cartoon

Philosophers of the century

•Betsy Salkind… Men are like linoleum floors. Lay ’em right, and you can walk all over them for thirty years. • Jean Kerr… The only reason they say, “Women and children first” is to test the strength of the lifeboats. •Prince Philip… When a man opens a car door for his wife, it’s either a new car or a new […]

Legends of Miller County

On the Road Again

Well, I was going to talk about raising kids, but after traveling 900 miles to Shawnee, Oklahoma, I thought you might want to hear about the road trip of an RV rally first. Leaving Huntsville was a piece of cake because we knew where we were going and where we had been, but then 100 miles down the road we […]