Category: Jerry Reeder (Daddy)

Reading and Writing and Louis L’Amour

Daddy loved to read westerns by Louis L’Amour.  The men on the book covers were rough-looking and spent their lives outdoors without a thought of SPF or zinc oxide.  Their hats and boots were utilitarian and, like their eyes, seemed weary.  They carried guns:  guns in holsters; guns balanced on saddles; guns casually held perpendicular…

Redemption and University of Kentucky Basketball

Not everyone understands University of Kentucky basketball.  More accurately, some people despise the team.  It’s the fans that draw most of the ire.  In an article published the week before the NCAA 2014 Final Four, Mac Engel of the Fort-Worth Star Telegram called UK fans “the single most obnoxious, self-congratulatory, priority-skewed fan base in a…