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Thoughts on Life – Living – Joy

Christmas

Number 9 in the Norman Rockwell inspired blog series. Tuesday, September 8, 1948, I had just turned six and was a half-step away from losing all the magic that was left in my young life.  Thirteen months earlier, with the … Continue reading

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Dogs – Unconditional Love

Dogs have always been a big part of my life and they always will be. I suppose that’s why I wrote Another Place Another Time. I’ve just started publishing it in serialized form – you can find that here – … Continue reading

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Vacation Bible School

To borrow a phrase that Stephen King uses often in his novel 11/22/63, Vacation Bible School was a watershed moment for me. I don’t mean Vacation Bible School the annual summer practice of many Christian churches, but rather, a specific … Continue reading

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Jimmy, Buddy, and Stephen

Buddy Greco turned 86 last month. If he has slowed down in the past fifty years it’s not noticeable. He is currently on tour in the UK. I met him twenty-five years ago in Las Vegas, one of my regular … Continue reading

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Bejan Taheri for Mayor

This is my good friend, Bejan Taheri. I met him, and his delightful family, when Christina and I did some speech coaching with his oldest son, Andrew. Andrew turned out to be our most successful coaching endeavor, ultimately winning the … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary

Fifteen years ago today Christina and I exchanged marriage vows under the shelter of picnic pavilion, on the side of Lookout Mountain, near Mentone, Alabama. A bunch of my Vietnam Vet buddies “reserved” the entire area for the wedding shortly … Continue reading

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Too Many Kingdoms

For me, patriotism died within minutes of landing in Vietnam in 1967. It was a totally unexpected death, since I’d volunteered to be there and actually believed that we were there to protect freedom and democracy. Within minutes, I realized … Continue reading

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A Moment Of Shame

When you run at night you have to pay attention. I’ve been doing that for half of my life, and I’m still here, so obviously I’ve learned to pay attention when I’m running at night, in traffic, in serious darkness, … Continue reading

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Competition No More Forever

Last Thursday night, sometime between 10 and 11 PM, I was running laps on the South Panola High School track in Batesville, Mississippi. As I circled around and around the artificial turf of the playing field of the South Panola … Continue reading

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37 Years 700 Children

Lillie Hoskins, known to me to me and all of her other children as Ms. Hoskins, has been in the day care business for thirty-seven years. I first blogged about her last August in a post called Black Women…Unconditional Love. … Continue reading

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