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My toughest, most beloved teacher

My toughest, most beloved teacher

(ROCKWALL, TX – September 10, 2018) The teacher walked in to my junior year AP English class, slammed the door, her heels echoing off the floor as she walked before…

An Old Fashioned, Memory-Making Family Vacation

An Old Fashioned, Memory-Making Family Vacation

(ROCKWALL, TX — August 2, 2018) I couldn’t believe Ireland went right into the water. She loves to swim but swimming in a lake was a new experience, so she…

Fireworks, Feasting Take on a Whole New Meaning

Fireworks, Feasting Take on a Whole New Meaning

(ROCKWALL, TX — June 27, 2018) In the grandstands of the parade deck, the wind ripped through us; it was freezing, one of the coldest days ever at Parris Island,…

Hooked on Fishing

Hooked on Fishing

(ROCKWALL, TX — June 4, 2018) While being walked by the dog in Harry Myers Park, I stumbled upon a large crowd of parents and kids encircling the ponds by…

Catching the ‘Hunting Dog Disease’

Catching the ‘Hunting Dog Disease’

(ROCKWALL, TX — May 1, 2018) Shadow darted under the walking bridge, through the running water, exiting from under the other side, only to circle back up to the path…

Not Bad for a Near Flunky

Not Bad for a Near Flunky

(ROCKWALL, TX — April 6, 2018) As I drive back to Memphis I often pass an exit labeled, “Gill Campus.” Pride follows the memory of the day the local community…

What are You Eating?

What are You Eating?

(ROCKWALL, TX — March 5, 2018) “Whatcha eating, Dad?” I often asked when we went to lunch at his favorite “Luby’s-style” cafeteria. His answer could be anything from veal parmesan…

25 Years of Love

25 Years of Love

(ROCKWALL, TX — February 8, 2018) A few months ago my wife’s boss had a birthday and invited us to her celebration. It was my busy time of the year…

Words of Wisdom for the New Year

Words of Wisdom for the New Year

(ROCKWALL, TX — January 5, 2018) In the handful of days before New Year’s, I’ve written a novel, taken up fly-fishing, and I’m presently becoming an elk hunter. Yes, that’s…

Simple Christmas

Simple Christmas

(ROCKWALL, TX — December 7, 2017) The chili simmered on the Coleman stove as I tiptoed around so not to kick dirt in it while gathering wood for a fire.…