Weekly observations on travel, work, parenting, and life as it goes on around me. Airing Fridays on Alabama Public Radio.
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.
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 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.
Our Memorial Day Weekend day trip to Perdido Bay to float with the family didn't turn out as we had hoped.
Crazy Season ended Tuesday with the primary elections, thank the Lord.
A doctor friend lost his practice due to an anonymous social media accusation. Awful. Absolutely awful.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.)
I took a break from preparing my mother's eulogy to write this week's commentary.
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Making friends is hard. But a panelist at a recent event offered a very simple recipe for it.
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.
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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