The Decatur Navigator A Decatur, Illinois Blog with a Stale Slogan

Laurel to Decatur

One of my favorite TV shows is Home Town on HGTV. It is about to begin its seventh season. It follows the home remodeling efforts of...

Thanksgiving

Giving Thanks, Sort Of

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, so of course most of us feel compelled to give thanks, even if we have to force ourselves to, or think long and...

This Week Was Rough

This week was rough, but more on that later. There was also an election, that I didn’t vote in. If I thought my vote would make...

Heaven Help Us

Last night at work was rough. It’s the third time I’ve had to be the referee, or maybe better referred to as a bouncer, to fighting...

Everything is Garbage

I was driving home from the grocery store a few months ago, a thought crossed my mind. “Everything is garbage.” High prices, messed up people, Covid,...

Pumpkin Patch

Fall Events in Decatur

October is my favorite month, so I’m ready to enjoy some cooler weather, turning leaves, campfires, and ghost stories. If you’re looking for something to do...

Ephesus

Unorthodox Thinking

A few months ago, I watched a documentary on Turkey, the country, not the bird. The premise was this guy who is an American professor, who...

Queen Elizabeth

The Queen

Like many, I’ve been following the stories of Queen Elizabeth after her death last week. I’d already been a fan of “The Crown” on Netflix, and...