A short video from 50 years ago of my Dad and I out in the woods harvesting the family’s Christmas tree. For a person of my age, I am so blessed to have home movies of my childhood. Thank you Aunt B and your 8mm camera. And to have been raised by two wonderful parents.
I went to my Mom’s house yesterday to fix a broken window blind. Earlier in the day, I saw the most wonderful, heartfelt sentiment on one of those social media sites. After fixing my Mom’s blind, I shared it with her, knowing that she’d enjoy it. Continue reading RAOKIHOKBM
Next to getting ambush kissed by Stephanie Harbison in the first grade, cutting the grass of the family’s yard was by far my biggest passageway into manhood. Continue reading Just Cutting Grass
Have you ever had one of those days when everything seems to go wrong? The world’s just out to get you. No matter how hard you try to go up, things always seem to drag you back down? Continue reading Lessons Taught by Catherine
I just don’t understand the whole White vs. Black vs. White vs. Black issue. Maybe I missed the ‘hate everyone who’s different from yourself’ memo while growing-up. Being sick and tired of all this hatred, I thought I’d share an old story from my past, which has a strange, unfortunate twist. Continue reading Catfish
One dreary morning, after a full day of rain, Mr. Slug was out taking a three-hour walk across the patio. As he crossed the damp concrete slab near his normal stomping grounds, he thought to himself…”What in the hell is my purpose in life?” Continue reading Mr. Slug
It’s not nice to make light of people who are trapped in the awfulness of a Long-Term Care Facility, but here’s a funny story. The last of the Roanoke stories, quite maybe. Continue reading Checkmate