Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

I truly love Thanksgiving Day...but the real truth is, as all survivors would agree...every day is Thanksgiving Day.
Happy Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

In Color

I have some old black & white photos of my grandparents and parents sitting around my house and often times I find myself gazing into those photos wondering things like what color was my grandmother's dress and what color is that couch my mom and dad are sitting on. I don't know what those shades of gray are covering but more than the color of their clothes and the furniture, I wonder what was on their minds, where they were in life and how were they dealing with it. I often hear folks talk about how much simpler times must have been back then - you know "the good 'ole days" but I don't think that is true at all.
I think my grandparents had to work hard and still often had to do without. I think that between working cotton fields and trying to feed twelve kids, life was hard. In fact, I would bet that in every one of those black and white photos were many many layers of color.
Recession, war, loosing someone you love...all colors of life. But so is love, joy, peace, hope, family and friends. God has painted one awesome masterpiece for us called "life" and I hope to always keep my eyes open to take it all in and never let shades of gray keep it covered. I challenge you to do the same.
Watch and listen to this song"In Color"....

Thursday, November 13, 2008

My Son's Seabrook Project

Come Spring, you can "CLEAN & GO GREEN".......................................................We are one of several groups of local high school students who are taking part in the Seabrook Project. The Seabrook Project is an opportunity given to high school students in Anderson, South Carolina, by the Anderson United Way, to raise money for local charities. We chose Upstate Forever, a green organization, because we believe that the next stage of the "Evolution" of our society, the next major decisions we have to make, will be environmental ones. And we believe that the people who will be making those decisions are the youth of the world today. And in a recent culture where "green" is quickly becoming a cliche, the teenage group seems to have been passed over entirely from involvement in these issues. And that seems to be paradoxical because it is our age group who will truly be inheriting the effects. Another danger of the "green"cliche is that it could easily become an over looked fad when true danger exists. (As you will find on our "The Facts" page) This is not something to be taken lightly, and it is something that should involve everyone.

UPSTATE FOREVER: Upstate Forever is a local organization affecting Anderson, Greenville, Laurens, Oconee, Cherokee and many other counties of the Upstate. They have Land Trust programs, they promote sustainable communities, clean air and water, and much more. As you can read on their website:
www.upstateforever.orgEVENTS: "Spring Clean and Go Green" is the major fundraising event we are planning for Upstate Forever. All you have to do is drop off your donated items anytime between now and March 20th and on March 21st, we'll have a giant community garage sale. The event location will be The Anderson County Farmer's Market Pavilion located in Downtown Anderson.
We appreciate your donations.
(Note: In-Kind Donation Letters are available from the United Way of Anderson).
To learn more about us, please visit:

Friday, November 7, 2008


I think I may be suffering from a rare condition - "PEW".

That would be "Post Elections Withdrawal". I guess I'm just one of those who fell prey to the powerful pull of that political machine during the campaign season and it's addictive affects.

Yes, I became a "POLITICAL JUNKIE".

I am not sure if there is therapy or maybe a pill I can take - maybe intervention from Food Network -