Counting the days

The last couple of years it has felt to me the holidays are arriving sooner than they should. Last week, we discussed the preemptive displays of Christmas lights, but this feeling is bigger than mere displays. It caused me to wonder if something has disrupted the harmony of the seasons. Let me explain. Every four years, we make a rather arbitrary …

A tale of two neighbors

My friend and neighbor Royce Wisenbaker died last week. He was 57.

The Christmas tree genius

Where have all the rules gone? Is there no sense of propriety left? Common decency should and could govern the affairs of men (and women) when insanity seems to be the only prevailing wind. What am I talking about, you may wonder? It all started a few nights ago when we were driving through the neighborhood.

Feeling less like a parent and a little more like the NSA

It’s finally here. And no, I’m not talking about the time change.

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Counting the days

The last couple of years it has felt to me the holidays are arriving sooner than they should. Last week, we discussed…

22 November 2014 [07:25 PM]
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A tale of two neighbors

My friend and neighbor Royce Wisenbaker died last week. He was 57. I was trying to remember my first encounter with Royce…

17 November 2014 [11:16 PM]
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The Christmas tree genius

Where have all the rules gone? Is there no sense of propriety left? Common decency should and could govern the affairs of…

15 November 2014 [08:59 PM]
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Fear and loathing in America

A recent trip to Las Vegas brought the challenge to write something including the “Fear and Loathing” brand established by the late…

01 November 2014 [08:32 PM]
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Hallow-what?

This week is the observance of Halloween on Friday night. The signs are everywhere. I saw a young family with two girls…

25 October 2014 [11:28 PM]
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The Wonder Drug

A lot of physicians have shared their feelings on a topic recently that has caught my interest. At the Alzheimer’s alliance luncheon…

18 October 2014 [10:51 PM]
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Chicken dinners with a side of life

It seems to be meeting and banquet seasons. Last week, it was my privilege to attend the Quairo Literary Club, the Tyler…

11 October 2014 [09:17 PM]
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Minding the gap

Do you remember those tests, which start with the statement ‘you should read through the entire document before beginning,’ only to find…

04 October 2014 [10:06 PM]
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Government shutdown

Our headline today recently brought to mind the concept of oxymorons. While it may be the ultimate pop culture example of such…

27 September 2014 [11:01 PM]
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Is it just me? Meeting Mr. Smith

Aren’t true stories always the best? Are you good or bad with names? The class was asked yesterday morning at the end…

20 September 2014 [11:20 PM]
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Is it just me? Gross negligence?

Have you ever noticed people in ministry frequently make a point with humor? Some members of the cloth could probably moonlight as…

14 September 2014 [01:17 AM]
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Is It Just Me? My happy place

Chicago may be Sinatra’s kind of town, but Tyler, Texas is my happy place. Last week a survey was revealed that showed…

02 August 2014 [10:15 PM]
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Is It Just Me? Naked and Afraid

Last week, my dilemma was how long to go without getting a cellphone activated after mine fell in the water and was…

05 July 2014 [10:29 PM]
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Is It Just Me? Mile Markers

You know those little vertical signs on the side of the road with the numbers —right? The signs have numbers every mile…

21 June 2014 [09:54 PM]
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Is It Just Me? Go pig or go home

This little piggy went to market, This little piggy stayed home. This little piggy had roast beef, This little piggy had none.…

31 May 2014 [10:30 PM]