Archive for May, 2012

A tough canine

May 31, 2012

This is Mike Hake and his buddy, Dixie!   They regularly  run together.   They finished the “Celebrate America” 5K Monday in a time of 18:52.   Mike did not know how much Dixie was hurting until the end when he saw the pads on her paws were bleeding, apparently caused by the friction from the hot asphalt.   Dixie bore the pain  and led Mike all the way.   Mike carried her to the car.


Anonymous allegations?

May 30, 2012

In the comment section of this blog, a writer who identies himself as Chuck Harper wonders what my motive is in publishing “anonymous allegations” about convicted murderer Alec Evans.  Harper’s referring to a comment that came from retired Georgia Revenue and Federal ATF agent Bob Eckard.   Eckhard clearly identifies himself in his comment….hardly anonymous.

Happy tails

May 29, 2012

This is one of many “happy tails” today (Monday) at the Celebrate America 5 & 10K near Atlanta.   It found relief  from the hot sun under its owner’s legs. The cute canine’s happy tail even happier in the shade.


May 28, 2012

With permission from parents, spouses and other loved ones, as a reporter, I’ve knocked on many a door, rang doorbells  of the survivors of this country’s heroes killed in action.   They were willing  sometimes anxious to talk about those who gave their lives.   How proud they were…how proud they are of those who gave their all on this memorial day, 2012!

Dog chases runners

May 27, 2012

This dog was watching from its yard  when we runners came running through its neighborhood. The older looking canine took off trying to get into the race   Its owner was close behind, but  could not catch the faster four-footed sprinter.  Finally, a runner ahead of them both scooped up the dog and returned it to its owner.   I like happy endings!

“You are imperfect”

May 26, 2012

I’m currently watching a 1967 segment of “Star Trek”.   It’s a demonstration of how the boomerang effect was used to destroy a robot whose mission was the destruction of all things imperfect.  The plot had Captain Kirk turning the robot on itself.   There’s a  lesson in this story.  None of us is perfect.  “Fascinating.”

A threat from Alec Evans?

May 25, 2012

A former state and federal agent writes that he was threatened by convicted murderer Alec Evans when he was investigating Evans for alleged moonshine activities.   In the comment section of this blog, the retired agent says, “Alec was a very dangerous and cold blooded person.”

Facebook fiasco

May 24, 2012

 Many of the people who initially bought the Facebook stock at $38. a share are wondering what happened.   The price of the stock is dropping dramatically.   Why be surprised?  The multiple (price earning ratio)   was  100 to 1.   Contrast the 100 to1 ratio to the stable, profitable  companies , 15 to 1 multiples.    Those who bought Facebook apparently are betting on the future because the present has been a fiasco.

The fountain

May 23, 2012

I love the sound of the fountain in my back yard.  It had been out for awhile for needed repairs.  Today, we turned it on again.   







Mud Run

May 22, 2012

This is a scene this past Saturday from the “Emerald Coast Mud Run 5K” near Destin, Florida.   Some people feel that the mud run is a fad that soon will be gone.  However, in  the meantime, thousands  seem to be enjoying ther crawl in the mud pits.   More that 19-hundred people registerd for the Emerald Coast event.  Please check my photo show for a longer look at fun in the mud.   The link is in the right hand column of this blog.