Keepin' It Real with Cam Marston

Keepin' It Real with Cam Marston

Weekly observations on travel, work, parenting, and life as it goes on around me. Airing Fridays on Alabama Public Radio.

Episodes

June 17, 2022 3 min

Father's Day is Sunday. I've done some brilliant things on Father's Day and Mother's Day. And I've made some bone-headed mistakes.

Transcript:

Father’s Day is Sunday. I hope all you fathers have a wonderful, celebratory, appreciation filled day. And I hope that you with fathers still alive offer the same yours. My newly widowed father simply wants a phone call. That plus a year’s supply of casseroles.

I remember...

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I feel like the world is on fire right now. The discord and the shootings won't stop. We need to change something and it must begin with you and me.

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June 3, 2022 3 min

Our Memorial Day Weekend day trip to Perdido Bay to float with the family didn't turn out as we had hoped.

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May 27, 2022 3 min

Crazy Season ended Tuesday with the primary elections, thank the Lord.

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May 23, 2022 3 min

A doctor friend lost his practice due to an anonymous social media accusation. Awful. Absolutely awful. 

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May 13, 2022 3 min

Travel is picking up and that's a VERY good thing. I love dropping into new routines on the road and I love dropping into my cherished tried and true routines when I return home. 

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May 12, 2022 3 min

My father has a bravery that's hard to find. He's never found an experation date on a bottle or jar or jug that has intimidated him. 

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April 29, 2022 3 min

My teenaged son tells me nothing. Absolutely nothing. I want a little more information, but not too much. However, I've learned that he's a delight to his friend's parents and I guess that matters for something. 

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April 26, 2022 3 min

I'm pretty sure after God got done with all that creation business on the seventh day he sat down with a cup of Homemade Vanilla Blue Bell Ice Cream topped with fresh picked blackberries. 

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April 15, 2022 3 min

An old college buddy is coming through town tomorrow night and I simply can't wait to see him. I just need to make sure he and I don't tell any college stories in front of the kids. 

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April 12, 2022 3 min
When my image popped up on 1000 computer screens across the world, they saw a middle- aged white guy trying to teach them something. And baby, I was so careful about everything I said.
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April 1, 2022 3 min

A man stood in line at the pharmacy and when he finally got to the front he asked the pharmacist, in nearly a whisper, if she had anything for hiccups. 

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March 28, 2022 3 min

The young engineer couldn't read the schematic. The owner of the company had no idea how to do the software update. Individually, they were helpless. 

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March 18, 2022 3 min

My first golf tournamanet revealed quite a few things about me and my people that I'd prefer to not acknowledge.

(This commentary disappeared off the Keepin' It Real podcasts and I'm repostiing it at the request of a friend. Originally posted 9/16/19.)

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March 12, 2022 3 min

I took a break from preparing my mother's eulogy to write this week's commentary. 

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March 5, 2022 3 min

If you feel you're owed an apology from me from my antics around Mardi Gras, get in line,

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March 3, 2022 3 min
Mark Twain said we all need to get out of our own little corner once in a while. I couldn't agree more. 
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February 18, 2022 3 min

Making friends is hard. But a panelist at a recent event offered a very simple recipe for it.

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February 12, 2022 3 min

An author repeated this phrase several times and I wasn't sure I understood. Then an email arrived from a woman I hadn't spoken to in fifteen years or more. 

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February 6, 2022 3 min

I watched bucks chase does for four hours. I had only ever heard about it. Seeing it was something completely different.

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