The Real Aunt Jemima

 Posted by at 12:19 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 192020
 

Note: With all of the controversy going on over Quaker Oats’ decision to change the iconic Aunt Jemima brand, I thought I would reprint this blog post about the real Aunt Jemima. We’ve all sat down to a breakfast of pancakes and Aunt Jemima syrup at one time or another. While munching away, did you […]

Apr 302020
 

?Note: I spent most of yesterday making corrections to what I have already written in my new Big Lake book. Just as I was finishing with that, I did something wrong and scrambled about half of the document. Sentences and even blocks of paragraphs seemed to jump around, sometimes even showing up in different chapters. […]

Here’s Your Sign

 Posted by at 12:15 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 202019
 

I know, in this day and age we are not supposed to call people names. But sometimes you just have to. Comedian Bill Engvall made a fortune with his Here’s Your Sign gig, so I guess if he could point out the stupid things people say and do, I’ll give it a try and see […]

Road Trip Day #2

 Posted by at 12:00 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 092019
 

Note: This is the second of three installments about our trip from Florida to Ohio. After a comfortable night at the Hampton Inn in Athens, Georgia, we took U.S. Highway 441 north, passing through a several small towns and some very pretty countryside. The further north we went, the more the terrain changed, first to […]

Nov 032010
 

None of us like wasting money, and in today’s economy, a lot of people are finding ways to save every penny they can. But when does thrift become less advantageous than the effort or inconvenience required to achieve it? One example is an RVer I know who never purchases fuel at stations near an interstate […]

Nov 022010
 

Yesterday was a girls’ day out for Terry and our friend Ann Moran, while Ann’s husband Tim and I had a boys’ day in. It worked out well for everybody. We had told our friends that we’d come down to their place in Rockledge about mid-morning, and spend the day together. The plan was that […]

Nov 012010
 

One of the nice perks of our business is that from time to time we get to try out neat new products, and tell our readers about them. Occasionally we get a product that’s a dud, and I make somebody mad because I say so, but most of what comes our way is pretty cool. […]

Oct 312010
 

We slept in yesterday morning, catching up on our rest from our fast trip from Raccoon Valley to Titusville. Then we spent a couple of hours following our normal routine of me checking e-mails and my favorite blogs, while Terry had her morning coffee and logged onto the internet to check her favorite blogs. In […]

Oct 302010
 

In spite of noisy trucks coming and going, we slept soundly at the Georgia Welcome Center, and felt refreshed when we woke up yesterday morning. Before we hit the road, we turned on our Onan Quiet Diesel generator, and while Terry brewed herself a pot of coffee, I had a bowl of cereal, checked e-mail, […]

Oct 292010
 

For some reason, neither Terry or I sleep well the night before we hit the road for someplace new. I’m not sure why that is, but Wednesday night we tossed and turned most of the night, and only got four or five hours sleep. We were up early, and while I answered a bunch of […]