clark blackwell: If you have minor problems and have the freedom to gripe about 'em, thank a veteran - 06/17/09 08:29 AM
This past Memorial Day weekend I joined my brother and his family for a short road trip to a bluegrass festival & parade held in a little Northeast GA town about 90 minutes away from our home. As a lifelong bluegrass fan and native Georgian, I genuinely looked forward to the event.
The parade kicked off just before noon. It started appropriately with a local singer, poised and freshly polished for belting out a heartfelt rendition of the National Anthem. When the sound system rang the first notes of "Dixie" and it was sung BEFORE the The Star Spangled Banner, even as a native Southerner … (3 comments)

clark blackwell: How NOT to earn a new customer's (client's) respect - 05/28/09 09:33 AM
Several weeks ago I posted a blog about poor experience with the roofing industry. Since then, I've experienced a taste of roofers who occupy both ends of the spectrum of professionalism. For the purpose of entertainment (my own and yours), I'll start with the shallow end of the gene pool. We'll call this roofer Bubba.
Bubba works for a company that was glowingly recommended by one of my neighbors in our neighborhood's Yahoo group. After reading the recommendation, I called to verify that no problems had come up since he posted the recommendation. In the conversation, my neighbor specifically told me … (8 comments)

clark blackwell: Mr. Blackwell's Weekly Appalachian-American Thesaurus, Week #3 - 05/06/09 06:16 AM
If you grew up in the deep South, as I did, you're aware of the unique quirks of our native dialect. Mark Twain hit on some of it, Jeff Foxworthy has built a career on it, and the entire cast of Hee Haw continues to celebrate it weekly on RFD TV.
Today's words (quite unintentionally associated with food):
Dinner: noun; The midday meal. Known as "lunch" by everyone outside the rural South.
Supper: noun; The evening meal. Known as "dinner" by everyone outside the rural South, except in biblical times.
Sweetmilk: adjective / noun combination; Whole milk. Cow's milk with no … (3 comments)

clark blackwell: Mr. Blackwell's Weekly Appalachian American Thesaurus - 04/07/09 02:20 AM
We have plenty of local color in Georgia even when the cherries & crape myrtles aren't blooming. Atlanta comedian Jeff Foxworthy has made his fortune laughing about his Southern upbringing. As an AR service, I've decided to expand on Jeff's offerings by starting an Appalachian American Thesaurus in AR. Knowing how & when to use ya'll or you-uns won't get you far enough. Today's words:
Studdun- verb. Studying, Considering.
Haddinorta- verb/adverb combination/abomination. Should not, Ought not, Often prefacing a double-negative
Neerbout- adjective. Almost, Nearly, Around, Approximately
As in:
"I been studdun 'bout sellin' ma 4 acres in Ball Ground fer $42,500 a … (2 comments)

clark blackwell: Mr. Potter has scooped Uncle Billy's cash off the floor, 21st Century Version - 04/03/09 03:04 AM
  
All over "Corporate America", Mr. Potter has deftly scooped up the cash that absentminded Uncle Billy was supposed to deposit, hid it under his lap blanket, and silently motioned his lackey to wheel him away from the bank lobby. 
But there's a fundamental difference between Corporate America and Bailey's Building & Loan.  Mr. Potter's not the sour-faced, cold-hearted, arch enemy. He's sitting at the vast desk in the swanky corner office on the top floor of corporate headquarters, and, by the way, we're all supposed to feel sorry for him.
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Clark Blackwell

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