Smitty and his family have gone sight-seeing in D.C. I am being kidnapped by my family for an outing to Antietam National Battlefield Park. Rick Santorum is somewhere in Missouri, campaigning for votes in todays’s Republican caucuses, but we must rely on commenters to link the latest news of that and other Important Breaking News [...]
It was cold here in the hills of western Maryland last night and it would be insanely expensive to keep the house comfortably warm with electric space heaters. Therefore we snuggled up: Me, my wife and our two youngest children slept four in a bed. We woke up to find that the number had been [...]
HOLLIS, N.H. Last night was probably the toughest night for me since I’ve been on the campaign trail. Why? Because I was on deadline in Manchester, while my four sons were at home watching our beloved University of Alabama Crimson Tide play for the national championship against . . . Well, some inferior third-rate trade [...]
HOLLIS, N.H. Time constraints have improved my ability to ignore Maureen Dowd. Many months now often elapse between my ever bothering to notice anything she’s written. Today, however, Pete Da Tech Guy called my attention to Ms. Dowd’s unseemly assault on Rick Santorum’s family. And then Pete sat down and wrote a rather stunning contrast [...]
JOHNSTON, Iowa Last night I called my wife and told her I loved her, after listening to Rick Santorum’s speech to his supporters at the final town hall meeting before Caucus Day here in Iowa. Santorum paid tribute to his wife, Karen, and also to his children, who have worked so hard and sacrificed so [...]
The family gathered around the Christmas tree for a traditional holiday song, with a traditional greeting at the end: It was a most excellent Christmas: We went out caroling and giving gifts to neighbors on Christmas Eve, then got in the car and drove around looking at Christmas lights. The kids woke up at 7 a.m. to [...]
My cousin Pepper Ellis Hagebak’s column in the LaGrange (Ga.) News tells a story about Thanksgiving past. It involves a song. But, wait — has Pepper never gotten to meet David Lee Roth? Because I think we could probably make that happen. I promised.
DUBLIN, Va. We pulled into a McDonald’s here about 9:40 a.m. so that I could hop on the WiFi and get some work done quickly before gassing up the econo-rental (a black Ford Probe, $86 for the weekend) and heading back out on the road to Spartanburg, S.C., for tonight’s Republican presidential debate at Wofford [...]
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by Smitty Just a Conservative Girl quotes Her Kimness: After careful consideration, I have decided to end my marriage. I hope everyone understands this was not an easy decision. I had hoped this marriage was forever, but sometimes things don’t work out as planned. We remain friends and wish each other the best. In all [...]
by Smitty Or, the tangential benefits of heterosexuality
My 19-year-old son James bought himself a new Poulan chainsaw tonight and immediately decided he need to post a photo to his Facebook page. I’m not worried about his safety. But he if ever buys a laptop . . .
Our 8-year-old daughter Reagan began public school this year as a third-grader, having previously been home-schooled or attended Christian school. Less than a month into the school year, she won the Respectful Student Award which I’m told (by our 22-year-old daughter, now a school teacher herself) is a very impressive achievement. Parents were invited to [...]« go back — keep looking »