The Minneapolis Miracle

Are you kidding me?!?!?!?

Alabama at the Minnesota State Fair

Alabama un-retired a few years ago so when they announced their 19th appearance at the Grandstand I knew I had to take the chance to see them.

Mom drove down from the Forks with her friend Karen and Jerry joined us as well.  We spent the afternoon at the fair, ate too much junk food and then saw the show.  Even after all these years the boys can still put on one heck of a show!

A Night at the Opry

I’m in Nashville this week for work.  Had the evening free so thought I’d head over and see if I could get a ticket to the Grand Ole Opry.  I was in luck, got a seat about 10 rows back then went and had some BBQ at Mission BBQ before the show.

Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers opened the show – they still sound great!

Larry Gatlin

Performances followed by:

Scotty McCreery – winner of American Idol Season 10

Bill Anderson

Craig Morgan

Jon Pardi


Chase Bryant


Brad Paisley who then brought out a special guest – John Fogerty!  Amazingly, this was John Fogerty’s first performance at the Grand Ole Opry, what a treat!

Another new site…

Another Mac Server update and yet more trouble with it.  As much as I like Apple and Macs and iPhones, etc., Apple’s server app is not among these.  With every update it seems something breaks and requires tedious hours to try to track down a solution to get my services up and running again.  This time takes the cake – the app won’t even start on the computer it’s running on.  I could access it remotely from another computer which said various services were running, however nothing worked!

So, I’ve made the decision to bail on the OS X server app – too much trouble.  I’ve moved to a bitnami MAMP stack with WordPress running on top of that.  This post is based on this new setup and other than a few tweaks, it just worked!

Now starts the task of rebuilding the look and content of this site.  Since the old site is down, I don’t know how easy it will be to pull in the data or duplicate the contents.  I’ll also take the opportunity to consolidate posts and content from my older sites into this new one all under the same layout.  One step at a time though, for now I’m just happy to have something workable again.