This past July marked the 45th year in which I have lived in Memphis. And although it is not the town I was born in, it is certainly the town … Continue Reading Towns I’ve Lived In
Now that Thanksgiving is over, it’s time to get our Christmas decorations out to bedeck our home for celebrating this joyous time of year. In years past, I’ve written about … Continue Reading Christmas Stockings
In 2004, our daughter moved to Berkeley, CA for graduate school and on one our first visits there, she introduced us to Peet’s coffee. I won’t say it was love … Continue Reading Coffee, Coffee, Coffee!!
Note: Readers beware. This post is filled with coffee. If you are not a coffee drinker, you may want to skip this one. But if you are looking for a … Continue Reading Coffee, Coffee, Coffee!
In 2010, my wife’s 2002 Jeep died and since our oldest son and daughter were both getting married the following year, my wife began to drive the Mini rather than … Continue Reading Had to be Put Down – Part II
Today would have been my dad’s 89th birthday and in anticipation of this date, I’ve been thinking a lot about him. I’ve written before how after our mom died, my … Continue Reading Dad’s Journal
One of the best times from our summer vacation this year was getting to spend a day in Montreat, NC. I‘ve written before about what a special place Montreat is … Continue Reading A Small Taste of Montreat
On our vacation this year to North Carolina, I got to visit my favorite place in the whole world—Montreat. Just a short distance from Black Mountain and less than a … Continue Reading Dirk Pitt – Revisited!
Growing up, Labor Day was a depressing day for me since it meant the end of summer and back to school. Even in high school, I recall watching; with my … Continue Reading Road Trips with My Daughter
Up until this time I had never run farther than a 10K (6.2 miles). For the first offering of the 10-miler, I was out of town on business and so … Continue Reading Running – The Final Lap?
The first year I was in the Runners Club, one of the races was to be a 4-mile run—the annual Turkey Trot held in November. Prior to this race, I … Continue Reading Running – The Next Lap
Thanks to Jim Fixx (1932-1984) and his 1977 best seller, The Complete Book of Running, running became a popular sport in the 1970s. But it wasn’t Jim or his book … Continue Reading Running – The First Lap
This is the title of the book my parents wrote about the man I knew as “Uncle Lloyd.” It was published in 1985 while my dad served as the minister … Continue Reading God’s Man: An Oral Biography
For my whole life growing up, I never lived in the same town as any of my relatives—no cousins, aunts, or uncles close by. Both my parents were from small … Continue Reading Uncle, Uncle
As I reflect back over my dad’s 40 years of active service as a Presbyterian minister, it is incredible to me to think that he wrote and delivered over 2,000 … Continue Reading Dad’s Sermons
At least a year ago, maybe longer, my sister gave me our dad’s Bible that she had had since he died over a dozen years ago. And for most of … Continue Reading Dad’s Bible