Category Archives: Writing

Charlie Watts

One of my top five favorite songs in the whole world is Gimme Shelter by The Rolling Stones. The second you hear Keith Richards’ eerie opening guitar riff you know exactly what the song is. It is a dramatic beginning, subtle, with simple … Continue reading

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We are but a mist

“Yes I understand, That every life must end, As we sit alone, I know someday we must go, Oh I’m a lucky man, To count on both hands, The ones I love, Some folks just have one, Yeah others they … Continue reading

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Jesus, Inc.

My wife and I lived in Wilmington, NC when we first got married. We were both a long way from home in a town that we had no family living close by and no money so “fun” on a Friday … Continue reading

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The business of death

In South Carolina there is a lottery every year to hunt Alligators. Applicants pay a $10.00 non-refundable fee and if chosen, by a random computer drawing, pay $100 for an Alligator hunting permit and a tag that allows them to … Continue reading

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When grownups are in charge

My kids are young adults, 30 and 27. They are both independent young ladies making their way in the world. But occasionally I still get a call to help them navigate a task that they both refer to as “adulting”. … Continue reading

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Rush Limbaugh

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. In my sixty years of living, I have gone through several different cycles. I was … Continue reading

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Hank Aaron

“Some people resented the fact I was trying to break a white man’s record.” – Hank Aaron In 1974, before Ted Turner made the Atlanta Braves baseball team “America’s Team” on his “Super Station” WTBS there was Hank Aaron. Growing … Continue reading

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A New Year

On December 31, 1999 I was at the beach with my wife, kids and my sister and her family. I know it seems like a long time ago but if you can remember back 21 years a lot of bad … Continue reading

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Life after Trump

When we wake-up on Thursday, January 21st we will have a new President. The reign of Trump the clown prince will have ended the day before but the reign of Trump the liar, the schemer, the conman, the white martyr, … Continue reading

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Bee’s

A couple of years ago I turned a little area of my yard into a bird, bee, butterfly, and bug paradise. My motivation was twofold, one, I like birds, bees, butterfly’s, and bugs and two, it was less yard I … Continue reading

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