Know what the best part of Friday night was when you were a kid?  This: Know what the best part of whenever-the-heck-I-want-it-to-be is?  This: Because I don’t have to wait for Friday night any more.  I can use our roku box and stream, via Amazon Prime, vintage “Dukes of Hazzard” episodes any time I want for like 2 bucks (actually $1.99, but what’s $.01 between friends?). I decided a few months ago that my spawn needed to be exposed to the awesome that is the “Dukes of Hazzard.” …

A few months ago, my friend Jody suggested that 4 of us who grew up together in Hendersonville, TN and all went to undergrad together at University of Alabama bring our families down to Tuscaloosa for the spring football game, affectionately abbreviated as “A-day.”  I’ve known Jody since 1983, which means we’ve gone to elementary school, junior high, high school, and college together.  We even worked at IBM in Atlanta together for a while, and now he lives about 15 minutes from us, just northeast of Atlanta.  One…

April 6 was my 5th soloversary, meaning it was the 5th anniversary of my leaving my job and starting my own firm.  I’m not good at simple celebrations that last one day, so I didn’t have one. We drove to northern Alabama and left the 3 youngsters at my parents’ house; the next morning, my bride and I drove to Tuscaloosa.  We immediately went to Dreamland for 1.5 racks of my favorite ribs anywhere. I was hoping for some quality time walking around campus, but instead I had…