“A Red Letter Day”

I got a birthday present for all y’all today. Yes, today is my birthday. Yes, it’s the most awesome birthday on the calendar. September 21st is shared with amazing people like Bill Murray, HG Wells, and Leonard Cohen. It’s also the International Day of Peace, often the Fall Equinox, and the basis of the bitchin’ […]

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You Are Enough

Back from a several-day trip to Fayetteville, to move The Divine Miss M back to school. We are beat. It was a great summer, but she’s back in Fay, and moved in to the house where she’s renting a room for the year. It’s in a quiet neighborhood, pretty near campus. But, it was a […]

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The Talk With My Dad

A year ago this week, we moved back into the log house. In the midst of many challenging things in life, this has been a great joy for us all. Here and there, throughout the year, I’ve posted “This Week in Home Improvement” posts here on FB. This is probably the last one. Over the […]

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Dad’s March Madness Brackets

Since we’re in the midst of March Madness, I thought I’d post these. These are treasures we found while cleaning out Mom and Dad’s house. They’re Dad’s hand-crafted brackets from the mid 1960s that he used to keep track of the tourney. Some NCAA. Some NIT. Some hand written. Some typed. The last one is […]

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You’re Not Doing It Wrong

So, I actually figured out one resolution that I DO have for 2018: I resolve to block, ban, and otherwise ignore the “You’re Doing it Wrong” memes and videos. You know the ones I’m talking about. They’ve been around for several years. “10 Ways You’re Folding Your Sheets Wrong…” “6 Ways You’re Brushing Your Teeth […]

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Was This A Horrible Year?

Was this a horrible year? Or was it the stepping stone to something more amazing? And, can we know for sure whether it’s either or both? These are the questions on my mind, during these last hours of 2017. I can think back to this moment last year, and how it seemed like the world […]

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The Last Night on the Longest Night

The final moments of light on the shortest day of the year. And now, we enter into a period of the Longest Night. As I jump back in the bike in a moment, I’ll crank up the Peter Mayer song, and sing to myself as I ride into the longest night. And the Joe Jencks […]

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Surrender

“Surrender” It has such connotation of loss and defeat. But it was the word that came to me, along with this new song that I mostly wrote on a recent trip to Mount Sequoyah Retreat Center in Fayetteville. The title means to connote a spiritual sense of “surrender,” which is a spiritual move that lots […]

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An Empty Storefront, and a Heart Full of Memory

On mornings when I’m walking Daisy, and on evenings when Dennise and me are out to dinner here, I think about these empty storefronts on Lowest Greenville. Despite the teaming life on Lowest Greenville right now, these spots are empty. They are the place where the old Poor David’s Pub used to be, owned by […]

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The Judge Swears In the Council

Add another to the list of fun and amazing places/things we get to go… Today, The Judge had the high, ahem, honor of swearing in the Mayor and City Council at an elaborate ceremony at the Myerson Center. So great to see so many family, political, and personal friends. So proud of Dennise. Blessings to […]

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