Let’s Get Busy

This is home.

Up here is Main Street…Along here’s a row of stores…Public School’s over yonder. High School still farther over.

From Our Town by Thornton Wilder

Giles County Courthouse, Pearisburg, Virginia

I know. We’re already too busy. Work with me.

I had a quick trip to the hometown for a family event this weekend. Celebrating a cousin’s birthday and my Mom’s upcoming birthday.

It’s always good to go home to visit. But I never have quite enough time to get around and see people and so some things I want to do.

I know. Visit longer.

Come September, I’ll be able to do that.

If you know, you know.

I spent some time thinking about stories and in my quest to write one thousand words a day I rattled off a list of stories I can tell.

No, I’m not telling them today.

It’s just that on those days when I think I have writer’s block, the list is a good reminder that I do have things to write about.

It’s also a good reminder that I don’t necessarily have to publish them all.

It was a good weekend. But there was a lot of driving and I got home much later than I’d hoped on Sunday evening.

I mean, I barely had enough time to dread Monday.

But it’s here.

And now I have things to do and stories to write.

Let’s get busy.


Left wing fact-checker admits Trump never called Charlottesville neo-Nazis ‘very fine people’ in blow to Biden
FOX News
The left-leaning fact-checking website Snopes acknowledged Saturday that former President Trump never called neo-Nazis “very fine people” during his press conference following the Charlottesville “Unite the Right” rally in 2017.

Walt Disney Posthumously Fired By Walt Disney Company For Being White Male
The Babylon Bee
Disney leadership made the move in an effort to show that the company remains ever-vigilant to weed out the oppressive presence of Caucasian men from within its ranks and will go to whatever lengths are necessary to project a more diverse image in the future.


1893 – Roy O. Disney, American businessman, co-founded The Walt Disney Company (d. 1971)
1895 – Jack Dempsey, American boxer and soldier (d. 1983)
1901 – Chuck Taylor, American basketball player and salesman (d. 1969)
1919 – Al Molinaro, American actor (d. 2015)
1936 – Robert Downey Sr., American actor and director (d. 2021)
1942 – Michele Lee, American actress and singer
1945 – George Pataki, American lawyer and politician, 53rd Governor of New York
1947 – Mick Fleetwood, English-American drummer
1950 – Nancy Allen, American actress
1961 – Ralph E. Reed, Jr., American journalist and activist



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Welcome Friday


Today is National Arizona Day. I’d go back if I could.

It’s finally Friday I’m free again
I got my motor running for a wild weekend
It’s finally Friday I’m out of control
Forget the working blues and let the good times roll

George Jones

Hail Weekend? Hail Yes!

It’s the weekend. I’m off on a mini-road trip back to the land of my forefathers.

Remember to hydrate and use sunscreen.

That’s it. That’s the post.

See you Monday.


Rest in Peace, Donald Sutherland.

Donald Sutherland dead: Legendary MASH and Hunger Games actor dies at 88
The Standard
Legendary Hollywood actor Donald Sutherland, whose career stretched from the 1970s to the 2020s, has died at the age of 88.

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. fails to qualify for CNN’s debate. It’ll be a showdown between Biden and Trump
AP News
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has failed to qualify for next week’s debate in Atlanta, according to host network CNN, falling shy of benchmarks both for state ballot qualification and necessary polling.

Congress mulls forcing women to join men in registering for draft, sparking backlash
New York Post
But the proposed policy — introduced as part of the 2025 National Defense Authorization Act that last week cleared a key Senate committee — has raised some hackles among members of the far-right, even though the action has a slim chance of becoming law.

World’s Top Scientists Convene In Secret Lab To Develop The Perfect Drug Cocktail For Biden To Make It Through 90-Minute Debate
The Babylon Bee
The lab, reportedly located deep underground beneath an unsuspecting industrial laundromat, was tasked with concocting a substance that would be strong enough to help the president maintain some semblance of alertness and cognitive focus for his debate with Trump.


1921 – Judy Holliday, American actress and singer (d. 1965)
1921 – Jane Russell, American actress and singer (d. 2011)
1925 – Maureen Stapleton, American actress (d. 2006)
1933 – Bernie Kopell, American actor and comedian
1957 – Berkeley Breathed, American author and illustrator
1959 – Kathy Mattea, American singer-songwriter and guitarist


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