Voting from Home

Years ago, I went to vote in a run-off election and took our then, six-year-old daughter, Natalie, along for the educational experience. Natalie was impressed; we had voting at our house that night. She kept passing out ballots to me, Sheri and our son, Tyler (so many...

Name Some

You might want to be careful before you mock the poor.  I hear it around town. I heard it not long ago over lunch. “They are lazy; they don’t want to work; they aren’t smart.” I have a new response when I hear that.  My new response is: “Name some.”  If...

Driving Miss Daisy

There was a large truck with a closed aluminum trailer on the back, moving very erratically down the highway.  A state trooper watched as the truck would go fast for about a mile, lose speed and then come to a stop on the shoulder.  The driver got out, took a long...

The Man on the Steps

He picked an odd place to sleep. I guess, but then maybe not. The odd place to sleep just happened to be right in front of the front doors of our church. He could have consulted with me first and picked a better time. The better time to pick would have been any time...

America’s Elevator

I rode the elevator with America.  The elevator I rode is one in Houston, TX at MD Anderson Hospital.  It was one of many elevators.  I happened to be on it because I had parked the car and was headed to the waiting room on the 7th floor of the hospital...

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...

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