Jerrys Journal

“Spare the Rod and Spoil the Child”-  Mama’s favorite scripture
Jerry's Journal

“Spare the Rod and Spoil the Child”- Mama’s favorite scripture

Recently, I was having a leisurely Sunday lunch with family and friends at a fine restaurant in Guntersville, when an...
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Voodoo – Jerry’s Journal
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Voodoo – Jerry’s Journal

Editor’s note: By his own admission, Jerry likes to write things that are “edgy.” This article most definitely is that,...
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Yet Another Man Trip
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Yet Another Man Trip

It was another “Man Trip,” this time to Fort McClellan in Anniston. Naturally, women weren’t allowed. We didn’t have time...
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Jerry’s Journal – Another Man Trip
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Jerry’s Journal – Another Man Trip

It was another “man trip”, this time to Lynchburg, Tennessee. As usual, women weren’t allowed. They would have hampered important...
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Jerry’s Journal – Across the Purple Sage – Part 9
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Jerry’s Journal – Across the Purple Sage – Part 9

The vacation for the Bonnie Pitts family and my friend and sometimes red-head, Pat ended. A crisis of sort was...
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Across the Purple Sage – Jerry Barksdale
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Across the Purple Sage – Jerry Barksdale

Visiting the Great Sand Dunes – America’s version of the Sahara Desert - is never a good idea in the...
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Across the Purple Sage – Jerry Barksdale
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Across the Purple Sage – Jerry Barksdale

Part 7 One day my quest for eating less cholesterol is going to result in my nose getting busted. I...
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Across the Purple Sage Part V – Jerry Journal
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Across the Purple Sage Part V – Jerry Journal

Part V By: Jerry Barksdale It was mid-morning, and the sun was hot in a turquoise sky when Bonnie Pitts...
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Across the Purple Sage Part IV – Jerry’s Journal
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Across the Purple Sage Part IV – Jerry’s Journal

Friday the 13th broke clear and cool in Santa Fe. I had slept fitfully, waking up gasping for air every...
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Across the Purple Sage – Jerry Barksdale
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Across the Purple Sage – Jerry Barksdale

From the Bar H Ranch we headed southwest across the flat Llano Estacado (Staked Plains) toward Palo Duro Canyon, said...
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Across the Purple Sage Part 2 ~ Jerry Barksdale

I exited the shabby motel room into early morning light, and was overwhelmed by the utter vastness of Texas high...
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Across the Purple Sage – Jerry’s Journal
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Across the Purple Sage – Jerry’s Journal

The long road beckoned me west. I was hankering to see turquoise skies and gray mountains, smell juniper and pinion...
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Face To Face With The Last Of The Code Talkers – Jerry’s Journal
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Face To Face With The Last Of The Code Talkers – Jerry’s Journal

The dirt road leading to Taos Pueblo was rough and dusty, and bordered with chamisa and sage brush. Across the...
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The Trip To Aliceville – Jerry’s Journal
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The Trip To Aliceville – Jerry’s Journal

Tired of the hustle-bustle urban life in Athens? I recommend a therapeutic day trip to tiny Aliceville in Pickens County,...
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