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The True Test

The True Test

(ROCKWALL, TX – March 2, 2017) Reelfoot Lake, in northwest Tennessee, came about by a series of earthquakes in 1811 and 1812, and after the land cracked open, water rushed…

An Old-Fashioned Romance

An Old-Fashioned Romance

(ROCKWALL, TX – Feb. 11, 2017) The first time I met my father-in-law he shoveled wet concrete in his back yard. Back then he wasn’t my father-in-law, he was Mr.…

A Very Merry Military Christmas

A Very Merry Military Christmas

(ROCKWALL, TX — Dec. 14, 2016) One Christmas several years ago, we were broke. I don’t mean the we-aren’t-going-to-have-as-big-of-Christmas-broke, I mean the complete lack of any money. The no presents,…

Frightened Fun

Frightened Fun

(ROCKWALL, TX – Sept. 29, 2016) We ended the day around the campfire; the pops and sizzles just have a way of making a great day with my boys even…

Balancing the back-to-school blitz

Balancing the back-to-school blitz

(ROCKWALL, TX – Aug. 19, 2016) At the moment of writing this, we are planning a blitzkrieg end-of-summer family trip to the hill country. Our plan is to rise at…

Camping! Two Nights?

Camping! Two Nights?

(ROCKWALL, TX – June 18, 2016) Last year, my daughter’s inaugural camping trip had been cut short by storms and a tent that functioned like a sieve. She’s hoped all…

Working Boys

Working Boys

(ROCKWALL, TX – May 6, 2016) Brennen, our 17 year old, scrambles through the house gathering cleaning supplies. “Can I borrow a vehicle? I have a boat to scrub.” He’s…

Spring Hunt

Spring Hunt

(ROCKWALL, TX – March 22, 2016) Spring is the season of new life, and for me, last spring that new life took on the form of righting a regret and…

The Christmas Goose

The Christmas Goose

(ROCKWALL, TX – Dec. 17, 2015) Traditionally, every Christmas season I either read or watch Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. It just feels like the holiday should feel: the snowy streets,…

A Veteran’s Day Story

A Veteran’s Day Story

“I pledge allegiance to the flag…” It’s inevitable. Sometime in the 180 school days, as those first six words are recited, a kid in my class will sneak a text,…

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