Category Culture

Living Dangerously

There was a time when I didn’t write about certain subjects because I was concerned that I would lose my blog readership. Now that that’s water under the bridge, if I write to Fragments at all, I put up whatever…

Traveling Hopefully

So I had this notion a month or so back that my experience as teacher, speaker, field trip leader and engaged citizen would mesh nicely before small groups of folks who come to Floyd County lacking any depth to our…

No Topless Bar in Floyd

bing free to use

Might have been almost a year since our gaggle of friends pulled me down the street on Friday night to eat. “Where are we going” I asked in the final stages of blood sugar collapse quite a few hours since…

Feral Children in Public Places

To everything there is a season. A time for bouncing off the walls; a time to sit quietly and listen. Some children have parents who don’t know the difference.  A rant… I have a low tolerance for children allowed to…

Must Be Monday

It’s not like Monday is the onerous uphill trudge it once was during my so-called “working life.” This isn’t WORKING LIFE? Yah. There’s just no paycheck every two weeks. The list just seems longer–even in these marvelous, carefree “golden years”…

Young Blood and The Thread of Life

elderly aging longevity

Things come in threes and when they do, I start to see shapes in the clouds. Creativity, after all, is putting together what already exists–often in some other person’s work or thoughts or writings–in novel ways to make them your…

Jesus Goes to Georgia

“And if a man smites you on the cheek, I say to do return injury for injury in kind. Not an eye for an eye, but verily repay a slap a tight cluster about the bowels. Stand your ground, ye peacekeepers, ye…

100% Beef-ish: Show Don’t Sell

Wall-e meets Gromit goes grocery shopping. Chipotle scores in this un-commercial info-tainment animated moral tale. We have become the undead among unfoods. There is another way to feed ourselves. â–¶ Slow foods, local foods: buy â–¶ Fast foods, long-distance foods:…

The Leisure Class is Getting Bored

The trend over my lifetime has been towards reducing the effort it takes to do ____ and you fill in the blank here–from getting across town or the continent to buying or reading a book or making a cake. The…

Explaining Everything

I thought maybe that post title would grab your attention off the interwebs–a place long on information and not so long on synthesis. And yet, from those same web-deeps from time to time comes a thread of woven thought that…

Blog as Selfie

Why blog? I am sure I’m not the only one who asks this question–one that fails to find an answer, even as we fire up the keyboard and fill more white space with words and pixels–about what, for what, towards…