Monday, January 31, 2011

William F Buckley

I have reached that age where I miss people that have passed. Tonight I was sitting at my desk sipping a cup of hot tea just brewed and I was thinking how much I miss William F Buckley's wit, humour, and wisdom. In honour of the old fellow, I offer a quote from him below:

Cultivate the essential virtues:

high purpose,

intelligence, decency, humility,

fear of the Lord,

and the passion for freedom.

William F. Buckley

Thursday, January 27, 2011

The Rebel Yell Lives: Part I - Rediscovering History

Very interesting piece of history in the video media below. Now I will point out, they could have asked me. I heard the bona fide Rebel Yell as a boy growing up in the 1950s from men who had learned it from their fathers, and they from theirs, etc. My father would do the Rebel Yell when he got up in the morning when we were staying in our cabin in the Ouachita Mountains, just to get the day going with energy. By the way the Yell's origin in found among the Gaelic war cries practiced in Ireland and Scotland and transported to the New World by the Diaspora.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Alasdair White Scottish West Highland Fiddle

I'm ask from time to time, 'how's it done son? Well, listen and learn lads and lassie, as our man here will certainly show. Enjoy children.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

10 Inches of Snow In Oxford Mississippi

Thought you all, especially my friends in Ireland, N Ireland, and Scotland, would enjoy this one. Oxford is a special place, please enjoy this video of our recent snow.

Monday, January 10, 2011


Oxford, Mississippi, Snow of 9 & 10 January

the wood beside my house

this is looking out from the McCain Compound... up the road that leads to my house. We had 8 inches of snow out this way.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Plumbing With Dynamite

Life in the South; here we have a true story about what happens when dynamite is used to facilitate a plumbing project. By Jimmy Ferris of Spur Texas