Category The Academic Redneck

Alabama Senate Race: The Academic Redneck Endorses Roy Moore

Dear Fellow Alabamians (or “Alabamans,” as media types who know nothing about you and don’t really care to learn, call you): Despite our home state’s unfortunate notoriety in history and literature for falsely accusing men of rape, your betters have decided that this time it’s your moral obligation to join a righteous mob. You no longer need be troubled by cases like the Scottsboro Boys and the theme of To

Continue reading…

The Academic Redneck Fitness Challenge: Update 5

Previous Weight Loss (November 28, 2016-November 6, 2017): 34.4 pounds Weight Gain (November 6-December 4): 5 pounds Total Weight Loss (November 28, 2016-December 4, 2017): 29.4 Pounds Remaining to End of 2017 Goal: 20.6 pounds Well, I seriously considered pulling a CNN or a Brian Ross and throwing out some fake news today to avoid admitting I actually gained weight in November, but for what purpose? I know the truth,

Continue reading…

Assault with a Deadly Weapon

Last week, the tiny community of Ellicott, Colorado, suffered a shocking tragedy when Ellicott Middle School Principal Diane Garduno died in a head-on auto collision just two days before Thanksgiving. News accounts indicate that Principal Garduno was the victim of an aggressive driver who earlier had manifested signs of road rage. Garduno’s five children now face the most festive time of the year in sorrow and grief. A gofundme page

Continue reading…

Daniel Carlson: Auburn’s Kick-Ass Kicker from Colorado Springs

An Academic Redneck Iron Bowl Preview It’s time for Alabamians to make some serious decisions. No, I don’t mean the Roy Moore thing. I mean the Auburn-Alabama thing. On Saturday, November 25, 2017, the # 1-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide takes on the #6-ranked Auburn Tigers in the Iron Bowl, so fans of both teams face grave choices on game day. Guac or queso? Papa John’s or Pizza Hut? Buffalo Wild

Continue reading…

Locked and Loaded for the Lord

Last week while I was in Alabama to meet with Mother’s nursing home caregivers, I had supper one evening with my Uncle Harold, Aunt Patricia and my closest cousins. Every time I go home, I manage to finagle a home-cooked meal and lively conversation out of my Alabama kinfolk. The laughter and reminiscences make these sad trips related to Mother’s declining health much less depressing.  My relatives filled me in

Continue reading…

The Academic Redneck Fitness Challenge: Update 4

Previous Weight Loss (November 28, 2016-October 2, 2017): 34.4 pounds Weight Loss October 2-November 6: 0 pounds (No Change) Total Weight Loss (November 28, 2016-November 6, 2017): 34.4 pounds Remaining to 2017 Goal: 15.6 pounds Well, gentle readers, old DZ here hates to ‘fess up and say she let the entire month of October come and go with no weight loss, but there it is. Last week, I was telling

Continue reading…

  • 1 2 8