Gomer Pyle USMC

The Andy Griffith Show first aired on CBS in 1960. For those of you too young to remember, this classic situation comedy was packed full with characters not unlike those found in any small town in the US The lead character, Sheriff Andy Taylor, played by Andy Griffith, was a widower bringing up his son…

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The Basic Components Of Perfect Pizza

Pizza is a popular and tasty dish that is made of four different components, the crust, sauce, toppings, and cheese. Although comprised of only four simple parts, the number of ways you can make pizza is nearly endless using a variety of ingredients, some pizza recipes, and your own imagination. The Crust All types of…

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Best of Budapest – Top 10 Attractions

To see the best of the "Other Europe," go to Budapest, Hungary, the city on the Danube, the city of rose-tinted sunsets and ancient hills crowned with fabled fortresses. It is both the capital of Hungary, home to 2 million of the country's 10 million people, and the seat of Hungarian history. It is a…

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I Refused To Raise Two Mama's Boys

Over the long nineteen year period … the problem was not with the handling of the boys. The problem was with my ex-wife. From day one, she did everything for them … clean their rooms, pick up after them, etc. If I assigned the boys a chore, she would do it for them if she…

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Three Tips For Beautiful Volleyball Sets

In a previous article I discussed how important it is to have a solid footwork foundation. Now it’s time to expand your setting skills to include not only footwork but your hands as well. There are three main principles that you should keep in mind when setting: 1. Your hands need to be both soft…

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Premature and Blue Babies Are Never Alone

Last week it was my daughter Heather's birthday-now 25! Out of college, employed, about to get married, and wise, and pretty, I could not be but the proudest father on Earth. I thought I heard her say, "… a promotion with a salary increase," as she punched the microwave buttons to heat the fudge. In…

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Cost-Saving Affordable House Plans

Building your dream home yet remaining within a realistic budget can be one of the most challenging aspects of home building. If you build the dream home you really want but can’t afford you either don’t build or surpass your budget and probably lose your home in the process. At the other spectrum, you may…

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