Meeting Strangers in a Strange Land

The vacation is over. But it certainly created some memorable moments. One such moment occurred while waiting in line for tender tickets so we could actually get off the ship to go experience an exciting adventure in Belize. I stood in line behind two women, and they...

Parents Just Don’t Understand

We always want the best for our children. In fact, I would hazard a guess that most people want their children to be better off than they were—after all, they do decide which nursing home you go into. The other day while driving home I started talking to my son as he...

Talking to Hear the Noise

It only took 12 years for me to believe that I was the smartest person on the face of the planet and that parents only made rules in a futile attempt to retain relevance in the lives of their children. Everyone knows that rules are not made to protect the well-being...

Leaving a Present

It seems that coming out of a coma after suffering a serious traumatic brain injury leads to some…unusual behaviors. A long time ago, the car in which I rode lost its rear axle, and a tractor-trailer loaded with 30 tons of charcoal barreled through the passenger door....

Frozen Peas

If anyone ever tells you that a vasectomy is a simple procedure with no complications, throw everything down and run. Why is it always my wife that is taking everything to get snipped? She took our cat Grayden 13 years ago, and our cat Needles went on the journey two...

The Fundamentals of Electricity

A family friend passed away a couple of weeks ago. His family played a central part in making us feel welcome after my father retired from the US Navy. See…before moving to Madison County in Northwest Arkansas, I had been raised on and born on concrete. Being born in...