Widgetized Section

Go to Admin » Appearance » Widgets » and move Gabfire Widget: Social into that MastheadOverlay zone

Home » Archives by category » Guest columns » Front Porch Ramblings by Scott Gill (Page 3)

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,…

Bluegills and Old Buddies

Bluegills and Old Buddies

(ROCKWALL, TX – August 10, 2015) The bluegill; a small, often disregarded fish compared to the great gamers like the temperamental largemouth, the finicky trout, or the powerful striper. Also…

Superstardom vs Summer Kid-dom

Superstardom vs Summer Kid-dom

(ROCKWALL, TX – June 28, 2015) “I’m dreading summer, Coach.” A middle-schooler dreading summer, dreading the break from school—the bane of their existence? Then she described an Olympic-esque training regimen.…

Tribute to a Subtle Superhero

Tribute to a Subtle Superhero

(ROCKWALL, TX – May 11, 2015) My dad has always got the press. Having served on the Tennessee Governor’s cabinet, as well as 20 years in the State House of…

The season springs forth with surprises

The season springs forth with surprises

ROCKWALL, TX (March 16, 2015) I’ve had a quest: to provide more honest food for our table—food I’ve caught, killed, or grown. There’s something pure about it, wholesome, and when…

Love and Four-Wheelers

Love and Four-Wheelers

ROCKWALL, TX (Feb. 8, 2015) I value my man-card, always have, and I’ve worked hard to keep it. Yet, there was a moment in my life over 20 years ago…

The great present caper

The great present caper

ROCKWALL, TX (Dec. 16, 2014) While opening our Christmas envelopes from my grandparents, I noticed Uncle Harry grinning, shifting on the couch. He was up to something—a practical joke that…

Autumn adventures include ‘Don’t tell Momma’ moments

Autumn adventures include ‘Don’t tell Momma’ moments

ROCKWALL, TX (November 13, 2014) Dad cinched the rope around me and started up the tree with the other end. A few nailed boards in a bough of high limbs…