Picking a Movie and a Spouse

Sheri and I were married for 28 years.  I used to use a line that got some laughs: “We’ve had 26 great years together; we’ve been married 28.”  The truth is, it was great because I did something very smart in 1988.  I married a really great...

Paint by Numbers

You never knew Myrt from Mississippi.  Myrt was a really devout Christian, who for much of her adult life, suffered with debilitating arthritis.  Near the end of her life it kept her from walking and from being able to grip things.  Those who knew her,...

Wishing for a Perfect World

When Natalie was a little girl she woke up with a Monday morning fever.  The fever probably happened because she attended two birthday parties that weekend and partied too much. Anyway, I stayed home with her that day and took her some medicine and water.  I...

From “Wassup?” to “Hi”

It’s that time of year.It’s a beautiful and tough time, at the same time.  It’s beautiful because young people are graduating from high school, and they have accomplished so much that is worth celebrating.  It’s tough because they are graduating and moving...

Nicknames

If you didn’t have a nickname you were nothin’.  That’s the way it was with my growin’ up buddies.  Everybody had one:  Sly, Vick, Duck, Head, Shug, and Bulldog.  Mine was Wormy, which, by the way, was the worst one.  What chick in her right mind wanted to date a guy...

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