Graduation Day – May 2020

Another year of graduating students!  Or was it just another year!?!  I believe this year was, shall we say, distinctive. Let’s consider the traditional high school or college graduation ceremony.  I won’t lie – I don’t remember a damn thing about my graduation ceremonies.  I don’t have pictures of my high school graduation, and my… Read More Graduation Day – May 2020

The Prince Howard Way – Apr 2020

I call it the Prince Howard Way, because this neighborhood has clearly been touched with love and compassion.  When asked recently to donate for healthcare workers at the local hospital, the neighborhood quickly responded with acts of kindness, caring, and consideration. I know this is not just happening in our neighborhood; it is surely happening… Read More The Prince Howard Way – Apr 2020

Christmas Caroling – Dec 2019

Chock up another year of neighborhood caroling!  Yes, the Carol Caravan made it through the hood unscathed, with much joy, many laughs and some great singing! Like any year we have done this, we start with the basics… a trailer with hay, lights (as gaudy as possible), a heavy marketing campaign (a sign), carolers, parental… Read More Christmas Caroling – Dec 2019

Kentucky Bourbon Festival – Sept 2019

You know life has gone moderately well when you spend a week in Bardstown, KY (the bourbon capitol of the world) to attend the annual Kentucky Bourbon Festival. What do you get when you mix good friends and bourbon?  In my experience, typically an arrest warrant.  Not this time.  We were on our very best… Read More Kentucky Bourbon Festival – Sept 2019

5 Years Post Retirement – Mar 2019

It doesn’t seem possible, but at the end of this month (technically a month later for Karen) we will have been retired for 5 years!  What the hell have we done? Retirement, for those uninitiated, is when you shovel your driveway down to bare pavement two hours after a major storm.  Being anal retentive helps. Retirement is… Read More 5 Years Post Retirement – Mar 2019

Florence and the Machine – Sept 2018

No, not the awesome Indie rock group.  We are talking about Florence (the hurricane/tropical storm) and the Machine (my truck). Timing can work for you… and sometimes not so much.  With tight schedules, we needed to get our truck and utility trailer up to New Hampshire ahead of our closings, and it so happened that… Read More Florence and the Machine – Sept 2018

Block Party – Aug 2018

You’re thinking – the Slowsky’s attended another block party?  Yup.  This year was no exception – a great time in the hood at the Reza Roundup. As I have spoken endlessly before, we live in a great neighborhood, where people actually talk, play, socialize – and enjoy!  And really, when the school bus empties every… Read More Block Party – Aug 2018

Muscle Shoals – Jan 2018

Music meccas… New York, LA, Boston, Nashville, Memphis, Muscle Shoals… Wait, what? Do the names Paul Simon, Aretha Franklin, Percy Sledge, the Black Keys, Etta James, Bob Dylan, Mick Jagger, Boz Scaggs, Lynard Skynard, Duane Allman, or Wilson Pickett ring a bell? They (and many more) all recorded great music – in the Muscle Shoals… Read More Muscle Shoals – Jan 2018

Booth Western Art Museum – Nov 2017

I have posted previously on the Booth Western Art Museum (over 2 years ago) but we went back, and still love this place! At 120,000 square feet, the Booth Museum is the largest permanent exhibition of western art – in the country! Situated in downtown Cartersville, GA, we specifically went to see the Ansel Adams… Read More Booth Western Art Museum – Nov 2017