It’s Halloween. Trick or treat! Or should that be Trick or treat?
Who knew that a guy would have to pack more shoes to go on a trip than drawers. Well, not really — but it was close.
I am writing this column from 35,000 feet. When I was growing up in Porterdale I allowed myself to dream that one day I might write something that another person would want to read in a newspaper, but I never believed I would do it from 6 miles above the earth’s surface on a machine that could connect to a satellite and allow me to begin writing the column upon takeoff and file it before I touched down.
How much longer do we have until it is safe to leave the television on the channel you are watching during commercials? How long until it is safe to answer the telephone again? How long until the election is over and the votes are counted?
As I learned Thursday night, No Longer Bound is not a drug rehab facility. If you rehabilitate someone you simply return them to their original state. No Longer Bound is about rescuing addicts and helping them escape the enslavement of addiction.
Todd Gurley and the Ebola virus are the two topics most heavily trending today. I am nothing if I am not trendy, but I like to write light-hearted and whimsical columns when I can. It is hard to be whimsical about a killer virus that is threatening to explode in epidemic proportions.
With apologies to Art Linkletter, teachers do the darndest things.
How did we get this far up into October without me realizing it? It has always been one of my favorite months and it has almost disappeared without my realizing it.
Is it just me, or is the practice of tipping getting way out of hand?
Perhaps you think that you are far removed from the war that Muslim terrorists are waging on America — the war that was brought to our attention on 9/11 in 2001, even though it was being waged long before then. Perhaps you think that, but you are wrong. You are very, very wrong.