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The View from Mudsock Heights: A Storm and a Tragedy are Memorialized in the Median Strip

By Dennis Powell | Jul 20, 2009 at 12:52 AM

The roadside memorial always takes me back to that day. It was a Monday, four years ago, a very hot day. The dew point that afternoon was 81 degrees. Anything above 70 is thought to be — and my experience confirms it — uncomfortable. The air was saturated. Just walking to the mailbox and back left me soaked in sweat.

The View from Mudsock Heights: Mourning the Passing of an Incredible Cultural Icon

By Dennis Powell | Jul 09, 2009 at 12:12 PM

Every so often, the death of a famous person touches one in an unexpected way. That happened to me a little more than a week ago. A true cultural icon, someone who in his small way redefined our lives, had died unexpectedly. He was only 50. His passing left a void that will not soon be filled.

The View from Mudsock Heights: Throats Burned Dry and Souls that Cry for Water -- Cool, Clear, Water

By Dennis Powell | Jun 29, 2009 at 11:02 PM

I’m pretty sure that grass isn’t supposed to be brown. But it’s been so long since it was any other color, I’m not quite sure.

Take Three: Observations on iPhone Launches

By Timothy Butler | Jun 19, 2009 at 4:58 PM

I just received my iPhone 3G S, and I could not be more excited. How strange buying a new cell phone has become in the last two years.

The View from Mudsock Heights: If Your Clocks are The View from Mudsock Heights: Flashing Half the Time, You Must Live in the Country

By Dennis Powell | Jun 18, 2009 at 12:10 AM

The electrical distribution system has always been a mystery to me, but it is capable of becoming even more mysterious.

The View from Mudsock Heights: It's Time Once Again to Do Something About the Wasp Nests

By Dennis Powell | Jun 10, 2009 at 6:58 PM

It looks to me as if this is going to be a banner year for wasps. I’m no expert, but the population of paper wasps seemed higher the first few warm days than it was any time last year. And this year they seem kind of berserk.

The View from Mudsock Heights: Booming Death from the Sky Does Have Its Aesthetic Charms

By Dennis Powell | Jun 04, 2009 at 9:04 AM

One thing the flatlanders have on us is thunderstorms. Not that we don’t have them, but the hills keep us from enjoying them as much. And as a thing of beauty, a good, big, hot-day thunderstorm is without parallel.

The View from Mudsock Heights: Memorial Day Ought to be About More than Sales and Cookouts, and for Some, It Is

By Dennis Powell | May 22, 2009 at 10:19 AM

Time was, Memorial Day was May 30, and it meant more than sales, cookouts, and “the unofficial beginning of summer.” To some, the old meaning remains.

The View from Mudsock Heights: Remembering When One Flu Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and Another, Serious Epidemic

By Dennis Powell | May 14, 2009 at 12:39 AM

Some of us are old enough to remember it well. I barely remember it, but it was from a dangerous time anyway.

Guys, Don't Be the Listening "Friend"

By Jason Kettinger | May 12, 2009 at 11:11 PM

I'm going to out all you fellas trying to get your foot in the door with that girl. You know the one. I know your game – I've played it myself. Now, let me set you straight before you dig yourself into any deeper of a hole.

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