Sep 042017
 

I have made this point at some length on Facebook, and those discussions, coupled with my recent underwear epiphanies, lead me to this post on socks.

Don’t wear bad ones. Ever.

Every day of your life, the socks you wear should be in good condition. They should fit you comfortably, and they should wear well all day. Your socks should make you happy. If your socks do not make you happy, you should shop until you find some that do.

This is not a review post, but a couple of quick notes:  I have had consistent good luck with Lands’ End and Dickies socks. Dockers socks fit well and are comfortable, but in my experience do not last. Buyer beware.

It is difficult to have a good day with bad socks. But with good socks, it is a pleasure to pull and situate them upon your clean feet first thing in the morning whilst imagining all you shall accomplish that day.

Good socks don’t make a good life.

But it’s harder to have one without them.

 Posted by at 11:52 pm
Apr 242017
 

Here is a much better look at what we’re getting for our trade-in of Madison Square Mall to the universe. (If I figure out whether the video can be embedded later, I will.)

No doubt this looks very appealing, and it’s amazing how well they can bring it to life with current technology, isn’t it?

If this project really is going forward, then it’s reasonable to presume that solid market research supports the decision to build and open it. It certainly does seem like a bunch at one time for the area, though. (And Lea wondered about parking. Good question.)

Now we need a monorail circuit, using existing rights-of-way wherever possible (which really should be most of the route), connecting MidCity Huntsville, the Convention & Visitors’ Bureau, Parkway Place, Lowe Mill, Huntsville Botanical Garden, the new development at Gate 9, the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, and Bridge Street.

I have done a detailed cost analysis of this monorail and determined to my complete satisfaction that it will cost more than I have to give to fund such a project.

However, there are many people in Huntsville with more than $90, and I’d think they’d be highly approachable to help fund such a tremendous and technological legacy for the technological center in which they made their fortunes. I mean, I’ve listed eight stops. What should the naming rights for those cost? What about the legs between them? What about the trains themselves? What about the project in general? That’s closing on two dozen super-donors right there…

 Posted by at 10:31 am
Apr 042017
 

When I was 12 years old, I don’t remember what I said I wanted to be when I grew up. I remember what my classmate Shannon said, though. He wanted to be a bulldozer owner/operator. He had it all worked out. He was going to get a secondhand dozer, live in a trailer, and work […]

 Posted by at 2:45 pm
Mar 082017
 

“Building success with words takes investment. We wanted to create an atmosphere where that investment will begin or will expand.” My friend and fellow writer Kathryn Lang chairs the inaugural Mountain Valley Writers Conference, an upcoming event in Guntersville. The event, for writers at all levels, will offer guidance on social media, digital marketing, independent publishing, […]

 Posted by at 8:13 pm

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