Saturday, December 9, 2017


I like this one! It documents how everyone is documenting the story, which has grown into a story itself.

Thanks, Ike and Isaac (and Laurie)!

Monday, November 20, 2017

Sunday, November 19, 2017


At her cousin's birthday party yesterday the children were playing with musical instruments when my  2-year-old granddaughter Sydney tripped and fell over this one. She took quite a tumble, rolling right over the top of it on the ground.  She sat up, not sure whether to cry or not.

Her uncle Omar: DRUM ROLL!

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Well, shoot!

November 16, 2017
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — A man accidentally shot himself and his wife at an east Tennessee church on Thursday while he was showing off his gun during a discussion on recent church shootings, police said.
Elder members of First United Methodist Church in Tellico Plains were cleaning up about 1 p.m. after enjoying a luncheon held to celebrate Thanksgiving. They began talking about guns in churches, according to Tellico Plains Police Chief Russ Parks.
A man in his 80s pulled out a .380 caliber Ruger handgun and said, "I carry my handgun everywhere," according to Parks.
He removed the magazine, cleared the chamber, and showed the gun to some of the men in the church. He put the magazine back in, apparently loaded a round in the chamber, and returned the gun to its holster, Parks said.
"Somebody else walked up and said, 'Can I see it?'" Parks said. "He pulled it back out and said, 'With this loaded indicator, I can tell that it’s not loaded.'"
He pulled the trigger.
"Evidently he just forgot that he re-chambered the weapon," Parks said.
The gun was lying on its side on a table. The bullet sliced the palm of the man's upward-facing hand, then entered the left side of his wife's abdomen and exited the right side, Parks said.
Both the husband and wife, who is also in her 80s, were flown to the University of Tennessee Medical Center with injuries that police said didn't appear to be life-threatening. Their names had not been released as of Thursday evening.
Charges will not be filed, Parks said.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Chief, Cook, and Bottlewasher?

(Oglala Lakota, too!)

Thanks, Mark!

Thursday, November 16, 2017