Monthly Archives: April 2012

The Journey of a Book

Maddog and Miss Kitty, Gerald Decker and Kathleen Timmons have come a long way in both time and distance. Their story is the story of the journey of two warriors and it is the story shared by every warrior since … Continue reading

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Family Tradition

I found my first really great barber in 1979, when I lived in Mobile, Alabama. She cut my hair every three weeks for the three years that I lived in there. Then I moved to Laurel, Mississippi. I tried two … Continue reading

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Buddha On Writing

For sixteen months, in 1967 and 1968, I served in Vietnam, assigned to the 214th Combat Aviation Battalion, a unit of the 1st Aviation Brigade. We were physically headquartered at Camp Bearcat, the home 9th Infantry Division. Our primary mission … Continue reading

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Books – Writers – Inflation

Jim Ryder, the maverick founder and CEO of my company, in order to have fuel for our customers, purchased a non-producing fuel refinery on the condition that it would be on line, in thirty days. The refinery came on line … Continue reading

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The night before Easter

There are numerous personality typing systems, from Myers-Briggs to Keirsey Temperament. Most of them offer so many possible types for each individual that they render themselves ineffective by the sheer number of possibilities. Fifteen years or so ago, two women … Continue reading

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Zen and Indie Writers

Zen has resonated with me since the day it found me, more years ago than I can count. I’ve read and studied the writings of many notable Zen practitioners – men whose names aren’t western, because Zen is not naturally … Continue reading

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47 year-old Al Unser

At age forty-seven, legendary Indy driver, Al Unser, showed up at the brickyard without a ride. Roger Penske, the owner of Penske Racing had downsized his team from four drivers to three, in favor of younger drivers –Mears, Ongais, and … Continue reading

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