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My new book is right around the corner!

My new book is right around the corner!

Getting so close to publishing my second book! I am getting so excited! My good friend Antsy McClain completed the back cover of the book so, attached you can see the front and back cover of the book. Start getting…

A Grab Bag from America’s Back Roads – The F Things #AtoZChallenge

A Grab Bag from America’s Back Roads – The F Things #AtoZChallenge

In 2018 I  will feature a random (yet alphabetical) selection of photos I have taken from my nearly 20 years of back roads travel in the United States and Canada.  I may even throw in a few random shots from…

P is for People – #atozchallenge

P is for People – #atozchallenge

I am enriched by people. They inspire me, they teach me, they bring me joy. I have often been told that I have never met a stranger. And it’s true. I am unabashed around people. Whether it’s joking with a…

Life Gets Busy But I Still Try To Enjoy The Ride

Life Gets Busy But I Still Try To Enjoy The Ride

Recently, life has gotten pretty hectic for old Sumoflam.  So much so that my blogs are taking a beating and seemingly forgotten.  I am now teaching Japanese full time at the University of Kentucky and that, coupled with my website…

A to Z Challenge: The G Towns #atozchallenge

A to Z Challenge: The G Towns #atozchallenge

During the month of April I am participating in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge. The challenge has each blogger select a theme and then do a post thematically from A to Z during each day of April ,…

2015 In Review: The Year In Travel
2015 In Review: The Year In Travel

2015 In Review: The Year In Travel

The year 2015 started off with plans to travel to a couple of locations, but not the extent of the travel that I enjoyed in 2014. As it turned out, I had some great experiences and more travel than had…

Going To California: Fun at Woodflock VI

Going To California: Fun at Woodflock VI

What a fitting occasion…it has been a busy month since I got back from California and Woodflock.  But, today is National Pink Flamingo Day…shouldn’t it be a great time to write my final California report…all about the famed Woodflock event…

Going to California: Santa Rosa – Ukiah – Red Bluff

Going to California: Santa Rosa – Ukiah – Red Bluff

Day 2 of my Woodflock trip started off nice and slow.  No hurry so I was able to sleep in over at Carla’s doublewide in Santa Rosa.  Woke up to a beautiful morning in the trailer park. Soon, Carla and…

Going to California – San Francisco to Santa Rosa

Going to California – San Francisco to Santa Rosa

Woodflock – a relatively unknown destination for those unfamiliar with Antsy McClain and the Trailer Park Troubadours. For the last six years Flamingoheads from California and other places have gathered in the Sycamore Grove campground along the Sacramento River near…

#TBT – Looking back to a day in Arkansas 2007

#TBT – Looking back to a day in Arkansas 2007

For this edition of Throwback Thursday (a day late….),  I look back to June 2007, when my son Solomon graduated from Lafayette High School in Lexington.  He was the last of my five children to graduate.  On the occasion of…