7/4/14 Awake at Smith Lake

There’s much worse places to be awake at. We spent two days getting ready for our three-hour trip. The whole family would be venturing to Smith Lake in Jasper, Alabama, to spend the July 4 weekend at the lake house of my life long friends, David and Pat Curtis. David and me share a special…

7/1/14 A Real Firecracker

On July 4, 1776, a bunch of brave men with a whole lot to lose set about declaring independence from the British Crown. It was not an easy decision they faced together, for as Benjamin Franklin said, “We must all hang together, or most assuredly, we shall all hang separately.” They were a feisty bunch…