Death of my cousin...death of a rock superstar

My cousin Scott overdosed and died December 3, 2015.  His brother, Michael, died in 2007 of cardiomyopathy which was inflammation of the heart from extended drug use.

I had only met my cousins a couple of times.  They…

Marvin's seat is on fire as the mobs grab their pitchforks

Football and blog writing have one thing in common...they are both full of cliches.  There is really no other way to say it...but Bengal fans are wanting Marvin Lewis' head.  They have gathered their pitchforks and are lining up the…

Huntington Area Rockers to listen for in 2019

These are some of Alligator Jackson's favorite West Virginia Rockers rawking out in the competitive indie rock world. There are a lot of great artist that although may not live in Huntington, spend a lot of time and have a…

Battle of The Rockys...Gator ranks the Rocky movies

Well...I'm fresh from watching Creed 2 with my good friends that I have had ever since the franchise began.  Make no bones about it...it is called Creed but it is still Rocky.

 

Before we fight about fighting movies...because…

A Thanksgiving prayer for help against the epidemic

Dear Father,  

Thanks for our loved ones, that although they may be hooked on drugs, that they are still able to celebrate Thanksgiving with us. Please watch over them and do not let their chairs be empty next year…

Black Friday shoppers...Are you ready to rumble?

Okay, shoppers...are you ready?  You have waited for this weekend all year.  You carb loaded on Thanksgiving Day...trained all year....now here is where those Zumba classes pay off.  Black Friday!!!!

Remember your shopping helmets and the proper technique...left…

Dangerous relapses are lurking in the holidays

Holidays can be a fun time with family reunions, hanging out with old friends, and plenty of celebrations.  On the other end of the spectrum, they can be depressing, lonely, stressful,and confusing.  Both ends of the spectrum and the emotions…

The "guilty pleasure" of mugshots

C'mon, admit it!  We all have indulged in the guilty pleasure of gawking at mugshots online.  I am not afraid to admit buying one of those "arrested" newspapers that are on the counter of convenience stores and looking to see…

Holidays and Empty Chairs

I am writing today on the twentieth anniversary  of my father's death.  Every year I am hit with a little sadness as the holidays begin.  As I think back through my life, I think the thing that has changed…