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Fishing for Sanity

Fishing for Sanity

(ROCKWALL, TX – Aug. 31, 2019) Social media rants where folks name and defame. Politicians attack, blame, call out, label, and ostracize. News channels drone everything as a “crisis.” And I…

A Truly American Experience

A Truly American Experience

(ROCKWALL, TX — July 1, 2019) I fought off disappointment and my feet ached, but a simple campfire somehow made it better, primitive TV in a sense. I didn’t need…

Idyllic Summer

Idyllic Summer

(ROCKWALL, TX — June 14, 2019) Ireland and I watched The Sandlot awhile back which conjured stories of my kid summers. My buddy lived next to an abandoned ball field…

Anchored

Anchored

(ROCKWALL, TX — May 14, 2019) Anchored, we fished a tributary of the Mississippi. It was a summer Wednesday and I was on my weekly fishing adventure with Dad. Most…

Living Life to the Fullest

Living Life to the Fullest

(ROCKWALL, TX — April 11, 2019) I was present when my father-in-law drew his last breaths; it hurt me to watch him go. In the 30 years I’ve loved his…

Overcoming Defeat Through Resilience

Overcoming Defeat Through Resilience

(ROCKWALL, TX — March 13, 2019) As the final overtime seconds ticked off and the dreadful buzzer sounded, my team’s basketball season ended. My boys had overcome so much through…

One Mind

One Mind

(ROCKWALL, TX — January 29, 2019) It’s eerie and amazing at the same time and it seems to happen more often in the last few years. Never do I anticipate…

Lessons Learned in ‘God’s Creation’

Lessons Learned in ‘God’s Creation’

(ROCKWALL, TX — DECEMBER 31, 2018) Thanksgiving Day dinner consisted of a steaming bowl of Muesli cereal with cranberries and a cup of hot tea, and I was so tired…

Giving Thanks

Giving Thanks

(ROCKWALL, TX — November 19, 2018) The surgery was just a few hours away when I called home. “I just don’t feel right about it,” Angie said. I debated at…

Man’s Best Friend

Man’s Best Friend

(ROCKWALL, TX – Sept. 26, 2018) I buried a faithful friend the other day, the best a man can have. It took me a solid hour to dig the required size…

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