Monthly Archives: May 2011

Uncle Herb

Just wanted to say “thank you” to all of the military folks I know.   It’s the day after Memorial Day, I know, but I did it this way on purpose. Everyone gives thanks on Memorial Day.   Truth is, … Continue reading

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Fishing for time

I am the world’s greatest fisherman.   Catching fish, now, is a craft I’ve yet to master. I’m awful at it. Since the day a neighbor at my parents’ camp on Lake Greenwood said catching catfish was as easy as … Continue reading

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What about the children?

  Not so long ago, I swore I wouldn’t blog about news-related matters. They’re just so bloody boring. But a recent event carried the news world into my personal life. Actually, it’s not a single event, but a series – one … Continue reading

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One down, 12 to go

You have not added minutes to the hours of my days, but beauty to the moments of my life.   You have trained me to cherish, taught me to listen and slowed my rapid meandering to a wonderful crawl. I … Continue reading

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Life without football

  August sure is going to suck without football. So’s September – and October, for that matter. I’m not the person to ask about the NFL lockout. I know the players want stuff the league isn’t willing to give. Surely, … Continue reading

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My daughter the artist

What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like a sore– And then run? Does it stink like rotten meat? Or crust and sugar over– like a syrupy sweet? Maybe … Continue reading

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Paradise

People spend a lot of time looking for “that place.” A place that says they’ve made it; a place that says they’ve accomplished their goals. It could be a job. Could be a house or car. It could be bragging … Continue reading

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