The (not-so) Great Flood

It’s been an exciting Christmas Eve on the Farm today.  Since we moved in here in late Summer, we’ve had a few “floods” way in the back where the tree line of the woods starts.  There are a few stray patches of concrete in places around the grounds — apparently the previous owner worked for […]

Escapades at the Children’s Hospital

Okay, so this one starts way back.  In a nutshell, my 7-year-old’s got high cholesterol.  Seems weird but it’s true.  We discovered that Boy Genius’ lousy cholesterol (that’s LDL for you science types) was higher than the average bear’s back when he was about 2.  A few years before, Pepa, who I thought was perfectly healthy, had […]

Webmaster … Webapprentice … or just a Dud?

I’ve been driving myself crazy lately trying to be a webmaster.  I like to play around with design and can do a pretty good bit just simply through trial and error.  I’ve determined that for someone like me who isn’t an expert in HTML but knows enough to get in trouble, the key is the […]


Lessons for a Supermom

“Lessons for a supermom,” Boy Genius sounded out from the cover of a book. “Lessons for a supermom?” he repeated, this time questioning either himself or the bookcover. “Mommy?” “What?” “What is this ‘lessons for a supermom’?” “A book.” I couldn’t help myself. No wonder he’s a smart-alec. “No,” he huffed. “I know that.” Pause. […]

The De Facto Creation of Apple Hill Farm

Having finally completed the first fencing project – i.e., keeping the dogs in the yard and Wonder Boy out of the pond – we decided we were ready to begin our farming endeavor. We knew pretty quickly after moving in that, with a little modification, the pen where the dogs had been staying could be […]

Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep

I remember back when I was in college and I worked in the main office of an auto parts company, my boss told me he rarely slept past 3:30 in the morning. I’ve always been a big fan of sleep, so this sort of stuck with me. Both he and his brother, who owned the […]

Coming Attractions

I’m sitting in a mandatory professional practicum course that will last all day. Apparently, there is a recent trend toward requiring this type of professional practicum within two years of passing the bar in many states. So even though I first passed a bar in 2002, because I’m new to Arkansas, here I sit. It […]


You know how sometimes you wake up with a crick in your neck and end up spending half the day walking around looking like you just found out someone’s cat died or, worse yet, like a “bug in an Edgar-suit” (Men in Black)? You catch yourself saying “it doesn’t hurt if I hold it like […]

45 Days

It’s been about 45 days since my last post. I’m not saying that because it’s a record I’m proud of or anything … just pointing out the fact that I’ve been a blogging slacker as of late. And actually acknowledging the length of time makes it even funnier to me that I’m blogging now. You […]

The Simple Life

Despite the season, I’m in a “spring cleaning” sort of mood, though my idea of spring cleaning is probably not typical. When I “spring clean,” I don’t wax floors and scrub baseboards; I purge. I throw things out or away. I simplify. Or, at least, I try to simplify. For instance, now that I’m working […]

New Website for BlogFrog

BlogFrog is a sort of online social community for bloggers. You register for free and plug in your blog url. It’s a cool site to share and connect. And they’ve just made their new and improved site LIVE. Check it out here!

Is CIT Group Next?

Reuters and the Wall Street Journal’s website released the news today that CIT Group has reached a financing deal with its’ bondholders, to the tune of $3 billion, that is supposed to keep CIT out of bankruptcy. Really? Isn’t that actually the tell-tale sign of what’s to surely come next? I mean, doesn’t the news […]

The Benton House … Again ((sigh))

Well, it’s a good thing I’m not still holding my breath. (See my earlier post, The Benton House). Despite the stress of not knowing for so long whether we were going to get the house, once the bank signed off on it from the seller’s side, we thought we were in the clear. Ha, ha […]


“I can’t think of one reason big enough for him to lie that’s small enough not to matter.” — Patrick (Casey Affleck‘s character), Gone Baby Gone.

Update on My Law Practice

As of this week, I have joined the Keech Law Firm as of counsel. Our offices are located in North Little Rock, Arkansas, and we practice consumer and commercial bankruptcy, general civil litigation, real estate, domestic and probate law.