Parent-Child Lessons Flow Both Ways

It was a moment in time that changed every way she viewed her mother. One author wrote that she remembers the exact moment she realized she had changed roles with her mother of caretaker-nurturer. She was driving and her mother was in the passenger seat. At one point, the daughter had to brake suddenly. So … Continue reading Parent-Child Lessons Flow Both Ways

Old Rag Mountain: Lightning on the Ledge

Some days the bear gets you, some days you get the bear. Some days it's like you've been beaten and eaten by a bear. Such was Monday. Calvin, Tiffany, and I attacked Old Rag Mountain. The most popular, and possibly most taxing, day hike in all the mountains of Virginia. I've done it before, which … Continue reading Old Rag Mountain: Lightning on the Ledge

My son’s fiancé … just got a wake up call

For a few days, we are being blessed by a visit from our son and his fiancé. I had met her once ... we ate out at Hard 8 ... a great Texas BBQ place where I always eat toooo much. I was moving from Dallas to Virginia, my son had struck up a friendship … Continue reading My son’s fiancé … just got a wake up call

EXTRA, EXTRA – Special Edition Muddy Shoes

A Young Man Finds a Magical Young Woman Once upon a time, there was a little boy born into a magical household. The grandfather was a wizard with words, a type of town cryer that went from town to town spreading hope. He shared good news to people far and wide. He was a wise, … Continue reading EXTRA, EXTRA – Special Edition Muddy Shoes

My List to Santa: a Chick-fil-A, a root canal, and some trail time

So, as Lisa and I are over a thousand miles apart, and as we ponder what to get each other for Christmas ... I start to write out my email to Santa. Three things made my list. More did too, but let’s stick with three for now. Lisa will have hers before Christmas. She had … Continue reading My List to Santa: a Chick-fil-A, a root canal, and some trail time