It’s been a while, Dad. Nigh on 30 years, I guess. I’m telling you, Dad, the way the world has changed in those three decades is something you’d have to […]

Woof.

That beautiful girl to the left is Penny. I’m told her full name is Penelope P. Piddlesworth, but I’ve never called her anything but Penny. The title of this post […]

I want to go back. I miss the cool, late summer nights of my early teen years in Virginia, lying in bed, the only light coming from the pilot lamp […]

CDAA footprint

Taking road trips to see interesting things is something that’s as natural to me as breathing. I think a lot of people are probably wired that way; it’s just my […]

Remember Lawrence Baker? Back in March of 2012, I had never heard of the fellow, but he put himself solidly on my radar by threatening my life and livelihood through […]

I found myself with a Saturday that was completely unspoken for this past weekend, and Raymond expressed a strong desire to get out of the house for a while. We […]

I hate digging up new WordPress templates, but I thought a slight change in the look of the blog was in order, because I’m changing some other things, too. You’ll […]

[I started writing this article over two years ago. I’ve finally taken the time to go back and clean it up, removing some content that didn’t make sense anymore and […]

In the world of live sound reinforcement, it seems that a multitude of small bands, worship teams, and musical groups are forever striving for that coveted, “crappy” sound that’s become […]

Payola

I’ve been giving a lot of thought over the past few days to the nature of the music industry. Most of that thought has probably been provoked by the show […]

Renthead

People who know me in any way other than casual acquaintance are probably well aware that my favorite musical is RENT, but to call it my favorite musical is to […]

I was listening to music in my car on the way to work this morning, and realized that of all the things that are important to me about having a […]

Lawrence Baker

I was plugging along at work yesterday, minding my own business, when suddenly my e-mail alert sounded. Someone had posted a comment to my employer’s blog, which I manage, and […]

Miscellaneous Thoughts

It’s a strange world. Thanks to a blogger or two, the name “Santorum” has now become a neologism, tied to a disgusting definition that turned this writer’s nearly unturnable stomach. […]

Brown’s Ferry Brown is my latest chili recipe. A meaty, flavorful chili with medium-low heat and low acidity, it uses both dried and fresh ingredients. The recipe is designed for chili […]

Thwock

Many have tried to analyze comedy, but to date, I don’t think anyone’s ever described just what humor is. It shows up in the oddest places, as it did for […]

Arduino Graffiti

A few days ago, I decided to see what a little microcontroller like the Arduino could do if I connected it to the Internet. Using the LCD display from my […]

What happened to the ammeter?

Last night I found myself driving my car home in the pouring rain, splashing through puddles and wishing my windshield wipers had an “emergency overdrive” setting. A design flaw with […]