Al Capp Quotes

Today’s younger generation is no worse than my own. We were just as ignorant and repulsive as they are, but nobody listened to us. The secret of how to live without resentment or embarrassment in a world in which I was different from everyone else. was to be indifferent to that difference. Success is following … More Al Capp Quotes

5 Things I Have Learned About Dogpatch

The Creator of DogpatchAl Capp’s comic strip “Lil’ Abner” was the inspiration behind the theme park Dogpatch, USA. Born and raised in Connecticut, and spending his adult life in New York and Massachusetts, Capp’s graphic stories were based on  authentic mountain-dwellers he met while hitchhiking through rural West Virginia and the Cumberland Valley as a teenager. Although … More 5 Things I Have Learned About Dogpatch

Dogpatch Memories

I have vague memories of visiting Dogpatch. It was probably the summer of 1971, and it was my first and only family trip to an amusement park. Enjoying the swimming holes and back roads of Stone County, my parents were less about theme parks and more about nature parks when I was little. It was … More Dogpatch Memories

News from Dogpatch

The Bass Pro Shop Outdoor Center located near Branson, Missouri, is nothing but a flurry of activity. Established in 1971, they now boast more than four million guests each year, placing the business as one of the top, if not the top tourist attraction in the state of Missouri. Although a huge operation, claiming nearly … More News from Dogpatch


A tranquil eveningNo headlines to readNo sides to chooseNo waves to navigateNothing on the agendaButCasting out hopeAndReeling in blessing

Blanchard Cave

Being a native of Mt. View, folk song writer Jimmy Driftwood was an avid promoter of Blanchard Springs Caverns, writing several songs about, what he called, “the most beautiful castle in all the world.” The lyrics to “Blanchard Cave” are below: Father Time and Mother Nature, when the Universe was youngThey made the moon and … More Blanchard Cave


Creation Materializing in extraordinary cracksAnd inexplainable crevicesA gratuitous patternYearningFor nothing moreOr nothing lessThan contemplation

Drive By Photography – Conway Arkansas

Filled with countless hours of downsizing, packing, unpacking, showing, selling, and buying houses, summer was a blur. The pandemic was continuing to hang around Arkansas like humidity in August, so, after a week or so of catching our breath in mid September, we asked ourselves, “Why not do some drive by photography in Conway?” The … More Drive By Photography – Conway Arkansas

On Dogs

“All his life he tried to be a good person. Many times, however, he failed.For after all, he was only human. He wasn’t a dog.”― Charles M. Schulz