Monthly Archives: July 2012

My Mississippi Trip By the Numbers

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For those of you that don’t know, my stepdad, James, lost his battle with stomach cancer a little over a week ago (here). Tammy and I were in Tupelo last week, helping my Mom and spending time with my family. … Continue reading

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The World’s Loss is Heaven’s Gain

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Earlier this afternoon my stepdad, James, loss his battle to cancer. He was in my life for over 20 years and I can honestly say I am a better man for knowing him. He was a hard-working man who touched … Continue reading

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Send My Mail to Hazzard County

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As I’m sitting here enjoying a Duke of Hazzard marathon on CMT, I was reminded of column I wrote back when I was the Sports Editor for the University of North Alabama’s school paper, the Flor-Ala. I decided to dig … Continue reading

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The Day My Life Changed

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This is the second part of my recalling the day that changed my life. To read the first part, about the days leading up to July 18th, 2006, click here. Below is what I wrote six years ago in the … Continue reading

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New Meaning to “I Got My Panties in a Bunch”

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I knew before I even got off my street this morning that today wasn’t going to be a good day. It’s been abnormally warm in Chicago. I’m talking 100º when the highest it should be is in the 90s. I … Continue reading

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The Day I Took the Road Less Traveled

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Everyone has a moment that defines their life; that causes them to stop and look where they are at in that place in time; that causes them to make decisions about the direction their life is headed. Sometimes those moments … Continue reading

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I Guess It Had to End Sometime

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Well, I can no longer say I have never changed a diaper. It only took 39 years, 1 month, 13 days before I had to change one, but I did AND it went off without a hitch. After I released … Continue reading

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Is Today When “The Streak” Ends?

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As I’ve chronicled before, I have never changed a diaper. Ever. But I got a call this afternoon from Gavin’s Dad, Jason, saying Kristan’s water broke and that they needed me to come over and watch Gavin so they could … Continue reading

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Why My Wife Won’t Let Me Win the Lottery

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Tonight Tammy crushed my lottery dreams and not just because we didn’t purchase a ticket. We were taking our after-work walk when I spotted the one thing I’ve always said I’d buy if we ever won the lottery. No, it … Continue reading

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Huh? What? Where Am I?

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You know those moments when you are startled awake but aren’t fully awake enough to remember what was going on? Well, Friday night I had one of them. Tammy and I were in bed when I heard her phone ringing, … Continue reading

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