Let the Donkeys Pass On By

Awhile back, I was hiking the Grand Canyon with my son. It was one of the more popular trails - with scores of people going both ways, descending and ascending. There were a few spots on the trail that had water and shelters. But mostly, this trail was a collection of cutbacks and popular spots… Continue reading Let the Donkeys Pass On By

Die Hard … is … Home Alone, for Adults

My son called yesterday. Something he normally does on his drive home when he is bored and has no one else to call. We call this action ‘pulling a Tuck.’ An inside joke. So he called me and said he was headed home where his newlywed wife had gotten home and made some chili. So… Continue reading Die Hard … is … Home Alone, for Adults

Your Journey Isn’t Over …

It started on a farm in Jetersville. This is not the largest little town In central Virginia, but this is where the story starts. It was a tree that had grown mighty and tall. But something happened. Was it an act of nature? The edge of man's chainsaw? Or just the natural time for this… Continue reading Your Journey Isn’t Over …

Black Eye for a Wedding? Go as a Pirate

The days are getting closer. My son is getting ready to exchange vows and enter a life for which no man is ever prepared. As I travel to Dallas, I am excited about the new stage of his journey. But I also realize we are parents of the groom, so no one really cares much… Continue reading Black Eye for a Wedding? Go as a Pirate

I Met Her a Year Ago … Oh How Things Have Changed

Tiffany Sheffield ... a young, beautiful, strong woman who rolled into my life through a close relative's connection. I sat down with her, along with my wife and my first born ... at one of my favorite brisket places - Hard 8. We discussed life, God, and her plans for my son. In two weeks… Continue reading I Met Her a Year Ago … Oh How Things Have Changed