The Mississippi Gulf Coast—Gulfport, MS

I’ve written before about how complaining that there’s nothing to do in your home town is merely a manifestation of laziness for all to see. And if that’s the case, then the same concept can be applied to the state in which you live. Full Photo Gallery at the end That being said, the Chapman crew took advantage of a high school football free weekend … Continue reading The Mississippi Gulf Coast—Gulfport, MS

The corner of North Jefferson and Manship

Living in the suburbs of Mississippi’s Capital City, it’s easy to make the argument that there’s just nothing to do. And as true as that can be, that grievance is tired. There are things to do in any city, town, suburb, borough, hamlet, nook or cranny. But if an individual subscribes to the notion that the world is going to give you the good things, … Continue reading The corner of North Jefferson and Manship

Been Around the World to End Up Right Back Where I Started

It seems odd that with my new job—which comes with new a new collection of duties and responsibilities—finding time to collect my words and thoughts in a digital recreational composition location (see: “blog”) would be a thing. How’d I get here, you ask? Let’s see if I can track my course from when I started this little “digital recreation composition location.” When this site was … Continue reading Been Around the World to End Up Right Back Where I Started

Mississippi Museum of Art—Jackson, MS

(Dec. 12, 2019) Every job comes with a perk or two, and a perk of having a CDL as a teacher is the chance to drive various groups to different locations around central Mississippi. The Beauty Right Under Your Nose I’ve been around the world and seen some of the most famous pieces of art. From the Mona Lisa at the Louvre in Paris to … Continue reading Mississippi Museum of Art—Jackson, MS

PODCAST: October 1, 1997 (The Shooting at Pearl High School)

I remember being in 7th grade when the news of the shooting at Pearl High School happened. Seventh grade—that’s the heart of middle school. For me, since I was student at Clinton Junior High School, that was my first year out of elementary school. Since I lived down the street from CJHS, I was allowed to ride my bike to school. It was the ultimate … Continue reading PODCAST: October 1, 1997 (The Shooting at Pearl High School)

I Hear it From The Backseat: ARE WE THERE YET? Nope.

If you look at where we are in the Gregorian calendar, we’re closing out year 2018. Nearly 20 years into the 21st Century—but not quite there yet. If time stopped now, we’d fall just short—366 days short. In relation to the annual trip around the sun, that’s a bit over 100-per-cent short. But in relation to time, it’s a blip, a hiccup, a wisp. Since … Continue reading I Hear it From The Backseat: ARE WE THERE YET? Nope.

PODCAST: “Headliners”

I first met Rachel Richlinski at a football game during Clinton High School’s 2016 championship run. A good deal of hype was built around a high school team that was stacked with next-level talent, and like any good fresh-off-the-boat (or I guess I should say fresh-out-of-college) sports reporter, a young Rachel did a fairly good job of introducing herself to a press box full of … Continue reading PODCAST: “Headliners”

PODCAST: “The Good Doctor”

In our fast-paced world where we have instant everything—instant grits, instant oatmeal, instant live streaming, instant pizza, instant gratification—we naturally fall in line and do what we’re supposed to, when we’re supposed to. Rarely do we attack our life from outside the norm. We often refer to kids who are a bit different as kids who march to their own beat. My own two kids are a … Continue reading PODCAST: “The Good Doctor”

PODCAST: “Flora & Fauna”

Exploring your hometown is something many feel is either beneath them or just doesn’t exist. I mean, what is there to do where you live? I’ve been here my whole life, and I’ve experienced it all already. I’m not waking up to go and find nothing to do. That tends to be our mindset, but once you finally get over yourself, you’re going to realize some … Continue reading PODCAST: “Flora & Fauna”

From Podcast to Podcast: New & Old Ideas are Part of HAIRPIN MEDIA, My Newest Project

For the past year, I’ve produced a podcast called WGPD—The World’s Greatest Dad Podcast and I’ve had a blast producing it. I recently put out a brief update on the status of WGDP that Season 3 is in the works. I’ve been lining up a few dads here and there to focus on how today’s dad is nowhere near Ward Clever. We’ve tapped into a new … Continue reading From Podcast to Podcast: New & Old Ideas are Part of HAIRPIN MEDIA, My Newest Project