Vic’s Mix

Vic Williams
What’s on my mind, and yours. Or not.
Created 02 Jun 2020
  • Losing John Prine Still Hurts, Way Down
    08 Apr 2021 • 5 min read • 3 0
    When my wife gasped and gave me the news as dusk fell on a dead-quiet spring evening, I wailed, then wept, then wept some more. She wept with me, then hugged my heaving shoulders. On April 7, 2020, ju...
  • Lenten Roadtrip Finale: Western Wilderness
    18 Mar 2021 • 4 min read • 1 2
    It didn’t take us 40 days to make our way across the entire widths of Utah and Nevada, some 730 miles total. It took only two days, at an average of 70 miles per hour. But the wildly varying, brutally...
  • Lenten Roadtrip Part 5: Rocky Mountain My Oh My
    11 Mar 2021 • 3 min read • 2 1
    On the seventh day, we rested, however briefly. And on the eighth day, the weather stayed sweet, so we went for it. After a couple days blazing across the Midwest and Great Plains of Illinois, Missour...
  • Lenten Roadtrip Part 4: Ike Still Stands Tall
    09 Mar 2021 • 3 min read • 0 1
    Thanks to a dodgy computer, a faltering muse and various levels of post-driving exhaustion, I’m way behind in these travel posts, which I promised you, and myself, that I’d file daily. That’s way out ...
  • Lenten Roadtrip Part 3: A Tale of Three Chicagos
    05 Mar 2021 • 4 min read • 1 1
    The last time I was in Chicago for any length of time, with the family in June 2011, the summer swelter had set in, the Magnificent Mile was chockablock with packed jewelry and clothing stores, the mu...
  • Lenten Journey Day 2: High and Dry
    03 Mar 2021 • 4 min read • 1 1
    I never thought I’d be so happy to see Nebraska. For one thing, it was flat, more flat, and flat again – far and calm cry from what the three of us had experienced a couple hours earlier, with our dau...
  • Lenten Roadtrip Part 1: Northern Nevada
    01 Mar 2021 • 2 min read • 2 1
    Rock Springs, Wyoming – On a stretch of I-80 between Winnemucca and Battle Mountain, Nevada, I did a fun exercise at my daughter’s urging as she, her mom and I eased into our little 1,900-mile jaunt t...
  • The Sin Of Minimum Wage Is…
    27 Feb 2021 • 6 min read • 3 1
    Don’t tell anyone, but I fancy myself an amateur economics geek. Not that I could ever be a real economist; I’m certain that I’d flunk statistics, and my eyes glaze over at hardcore graphs and deep-di...
  • Regrets, I’ve Had A Few
    26 Feb 2021 • 4 min read • 4 1
    This morning my wife, who’s about a thousand times smarter than I am, said five words that nailed our collective Covid-19 journey in explicitly Christian, but also simply human, terms. “We’ve been in ...
  • Tiger’s Tale Takes A Terrible Turn
    25 Feb 2021 • 5 min read • 3 3
    The online conclusion-jumping came swiftly and mercilessly in the hours after the world learned of Tiger Woods’ horrible car accident in the Palos Verdes hills on Tuesday morning. He’s on drugs again....
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