The Dang Yankee

Didn’t You Get My Text?

Just in the span of my own lifetime, I’ve witnessed an explosion in the number of ways that we can communicate with each other. As a result, we’ve been able to connect more quickly and over longer distances. Or not ...

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Soppy New Year!

Lady Yankee and I like to go camping over New Year’s. Why? Because we can. This is Louisiana, after all, and the climate this time of year is one of the reasons we like it here. Let’s face it; it’s ...

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Lady Yankee’s Blue Christmas

The unfortunate side effect of having your house up for sale is that the moment the sign goes up in the yard, the place is no longer yours to live in as you’d like. Suddenly, you’re in a worse situation ...

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Movin’ on Down

After being in our current house for over ten years, we finally decided it was time to sell. It wasn’t easy. It’s not so much that we’ve become attached to the place after so long as it is the idea ...

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Up the Cork

I fee America’s deep spirit of volunteerism is one of our country’s greatest assets. Take the Peace Corps, for instance. People get sent to a primitive village in, say, Guatemala, where they help people to improve their living conditions by ...

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The Court Jester

When I took up tennis about a year ago, I told everyone that it was to get some exercise. But that’s not the real reason. The real reason I took up tennis is because I absolutely stink at golf. My ...

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The GO Generation

Whoever invented this Pokemon GO game has really come up with something. He’s the only one I can think of who’s figured out how to get much of our younger generation to go out of doors. This younger generation we ...

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A Piece of the Pie

My wife, Susan, and I recently decided that it was time to go for a piece of that big old American pie and start our own business. That was my reasoning, at least. My wife’s intention, I think, was to ...

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The People’s Choice

Many voters seem to be unhappy with the choices that the two major political parties have served up as this year’s presidential candidates. They feel this way because they see the candidates as being too extreme in their views, on ...

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