Aug 202017
 

The best advice on viewing the August 21 solar eclipse is to do it.

Watch the eclipse.

Experience it first. Document it second.

Guess what? It’s going to be cool. Guess what else? Many millions of people will be consuming the experience at the same time you are. Everyone will have remarkably similar photos and video. And, there will be plenty of professional photos as well.

I’m certain it will be a huge social media event. I’m also certain that it’s difficult to imagine an event less amenable to such.

Take some shots for yourself. Your kids standing in your driveway the day it was nighttime at 1:30 in the afternoon is a good one.

But you don’t have a scoop, OK? So don’t rush to document it at the expense of experiencing it.

 Posted by at 10:54 pm
Jul 302017
 

It’s been quite a weekend, and it’s not over yet.

Watch for the #dinehsv hashtag to get all of the wonderful stories and pictures about this weekend’s food blogger tour. I’ll be writing both here at BoWilliams.com and at Rocket City Mom, and that hashtag will get you my work as well as everyone else’s on the tour (and it’s a marvelous bunch).

Look below. That can be your dessert during Huntsville Restaurant Week, August 11-20. (Click for larger—and stay tuned to find out where!)

 

 Posted by at 11:45 am
Jun 272017
 

The signs pummeled us just as we crossed into my sister’s home state last week. She had warned me about aggressive speed limit enforcement in Virginia, and indeed, we were all of two miles across the state line when we passed our first pair of cruisers in the median—one aimed northbound, the other southbound. After I […]

 Posted by at 10:08 am
May 182017
 

Chris Cornell, lead singer and cofounder of both Soundgarden and Audioslave, has died at 52. He was one of my favorite musicians to come out of the grunge scene. God be with his family and friends. The first sugarless cola on the market was Diet Rite, a product of the Royal Crown Company, in 1958. […]

 Posted by at 1:33 pm
May 172017
 

Personal liberty? Yeah, I’m a fan. I think everyone should be free to do with his/her time and money as s/he sees fit, so long as it does not infringe upon the rights of others. (But that doesn’t mean that if your personal choices beg for ridicule, that I won’t occasionally oblige you.) Behold this […]

 Posted by at 11:52 am

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