Monthly Archives: July 2007

my life may not be centered but it once was

Like I saying about religion…was I? In hindsight I realize that in many ways religion was the focal point of my pre-adult years. Not in any spiritual sense but strictly in terms of my social life. Sunday morning and evening … Continue reading

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Jesus died for somebody’s sins but not mine

The Charlotte Observer published an article this weekend describing how Christianity has become more of a ‘roll-your-own’ practice. Believers pick and choose whatever they like including borrowing from other religions that were historically seen as competition. Quoted in the article … Continue reading

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The jury is still out…

Thursday I received an email from a neighbor across the street containing this- I receive Sex Offender Notices from the_____ County Sheriff’s Department. A sex offender has just moved into (address) – (name).  Thought you would want to take note. It … Continue reading

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Why I don’t participate in Civil War re-enactments (Part 2)

Here is the overview of my great-great-grandfather (on my father’s side of the family) concerning his service with the Confederacy during the Civil War (Co. G, 50th Regiment N.C. Troops) Enlisted Rutherford County, NC March 24, 1862 at age 48. … Continue reading

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Why I don’t participate in Civil War re-enactments (Part 1)

My mother was a Chesser whose great-grandfather is the same Tom Chesser mentioned below. I had heard this story over the years and recently found it online in one of a series of articles originally written in 1976 by William … Continue reading

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Are You Happy?

My previous post was the result of wanting to check the lyrics for the Iron Butterfly song ‘Are You Happy?’ which led to me putting the album(In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida) on the turntable and listening to tunes I hadn’t heard in several decades. … Continue reading

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some things speak for themselves, though I’m not sure what they say

(what appeared here before it was remioved from youtube and elsewhere on the web, was some country “line-dancers” doing their thing to the music of Iron Butterfly’s ‘In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida’)

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