Dec
24
2011

Fast Forward

  Most sports fans in Houston have shamelessly boarded the NFL’s Texans bandwagon.  Those of us that pledge our loyalties to other teams for most of the season (mine goes to the Greenbay Packers for a lot of reasons) have allowed the local team a little love.   And, wow, they took us by storm with a run of 7 wins in a row with a team that’s had more than it’s share of setbacks.  […]

Dec
7
2011

Some Christmas Thoughts 2011

  Christmas used to be so easy. When I was a child growing up in a very small town, Christmas was simple.  Every year, we performed a Christmas musical, went caroling riding on a trailer filled with hay and sang at, pretty much, any house that had a light on. After the annual choir performance, we went to either the Scott’s house (they were the only ones in town with a pool . . not […]

Nov
11
2011

Luggage

The discussion was luggage. I’ve been on the road, in one form or another, for over thirty years.  While I hesitate to recount some of the changes in the way we all move around these days compared to the late 70s and 80s, I can’t help but be mildly fascinated, if not downright amused by the differences. Travel observations are not original and that’s for sure.  Jerry Seinfeld and a multitude of other comics have […]

Oct
24
2011

The Box

A group of comfortable chairs surrounds the coffee table at Ben’s store.  Customers sit and visit, toss around a few stories, and take leave of the stresses of the real world for a few. For as long as I can remember, there’s been this little box on the coffee table. It’s made of small, beautiful pieces of wood that are all interlocked in a mysterious fashion that, in the end, form the box.  You can […]

Aug
23
2011

Summer Reads

When the few TV shows I watch on any kind of regular basis go away for the summer, I turn to books.  You remember books.  Well? The other day I was walking past a couple of kids – probably 8 or 10 years old – sitting on the sofa waiting for their parents to finish with their workouts and they were reading . . . Books!  We’re so used to seeing kids of all ages […]

Jun
22
2011

Vacation 2011

We just got back from vacation. On an easy, tranquil bay on the east side of Lake Huron, sits a cottage. It was built by my wife’s grandfather in 1944 on the banks of clear, cool Great Lakes water. It’s the most restful place on earth to me. En Route my first trip, I asked, “Now, what do we do up there?” She just smiled and without words said, “Just wait.” You have to want […]

Jun
22
2011

Mr. President

I took my wife to the airport on Sunday. She’s spending the week working at the USA Track and Field National Championships in Eugene, OR. She’s worked with USATF for years as event staff, she’s on the Junior’s Commission and has served as USA National Junior’s Coach. I’m so proud of her. Whether she’s teaching here in Houston, or working with elite athletes, she makes a positive impact on everyone around her. After I left […]

May
25
2011

Christian Classic Tour Part II

The Christian Classic Tour Last weekend, we made a three-day run on the tour starting in Hollywood, FL, then on to Dallas, and, finally in the Chattanooga, TN area. These are the last three dates that are scheduled until December 8 and 9. There’s a possibility of doing more concerts if we can get everyone together. It’s a challenge. I can’t tell you how much I’ve enjoyed spending time with these long-time friends. It’s been […]

Apr
19
2011

Easter 2011

When I’m not on the road, I have the privilege of leading worship at Chapelwood United Methodist Church here in Houston. It’s not a complicated setup. Sometimes, I’ll just use my guitar or piano and go solo from the platform, engage the congregation in a story or two and invite them to worship. Other times, I’ll have a guest singer or two, or another instrumentalist. This Sunday, Easter, I’m having a few other guys join […]

Apr
12
2011

The Masters Weekend 2011

It’s starting to feel strange to look back a few days and say, “Last weekend was really good.” And before you know it, it’s Tuesday or Wednesday, the last weekend long gone and another bearing down on you like tax day. I’ve noticed that a facebook post, or note or wall graffiti or whatever, gets read, commented on or laughed at, then promptly buried in the dust bin – piled high and pushed down the […]

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