Not a Sentimental Bone

A couple months back, I got a call from my mom letting me know that she had come across a couple of boxes full of old keepsakes that clearly belonged to me. Several years ago, I let her know that, as a rule, if I don't know about it, then I won't miss it. But … Continue reading Not a Sentimental Bone

Remembering Anne

Up until my senior year of high school, my family attended Villa Heights Baptist Church in Roanoke, Virginia. Up until my junior year of high school, Villa Heights had a fantastic music minister in Anne Eakin. Anne was our worship leader every Sunday morning and evening. Anne was our choir director. And she didn't just … Continue reading Remembering Anne


I hadn't been out of school long when I decided to fall for one of my best friends. Thing is, she and I hadn't really been great friends for very long. To be honest, she kind of got on my nerves. But isn't that always how it is? No? Sometimes, though... You've gotta give me … Continue reading Lesson


In September of 2010, I spent a weekend at Smith Mountain Lake, here in Virginia. It was a weekend spent playing games, sitting on the dock, and going out on the boat while catching up with some of the best friends I've ever known. After those few days, my abs were in pretty good shape … Continue reading Grounded


Growing up, I went to church with a woman called Weird. I'm pretty sure, for a long time, I thought that was her actual name. Really, her name was Jean. But to most of us, she was just Weird. My Dad had become close to her family a long time before I was born. Apparently, … Continue reading Weird

Graduation Day

I live in a college town. Actually, this town is home to a pretty large university. (Largest in the state? I'll get my fact-checkers on that right away.) This weekend was graduation for that institution. Therefore, driving through town was something of a nightmare, if one's nightmare consists of being stuck in traffic for approximately … Continue reading Graduation Day

Nostalgia’s Still a Thing, Right?

Do you ever wish you could go back and do it all over again? It really doesn't matter when or what. Is there a point in your life that you would like to go back to, having the knowledge that you have today, and do something different? I asked myself this question once as I … Continue reading Nostalgia’s Still a Thing, Right?