He Would Have Been 66 Today

You know, I used to think it odd that my dad would make an effort to mention his grandfather's birthday whenever it came along throughout the year. He would tell me it was Popi's (pronounced like Popeye) birthday and how old he would have been. I never said it out loud, but I know I … Continue reading He Would Have Been 66 Today

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Question of the Week #175

If you could mold to your liking your memories of any past experience, would you do so? This seems like an odd question. Actually, I'm not entirely sure I understand what's being asked here. Does this mean I could take some negative event in my past and alter my memories so that I remember it … Continue reading Question of the Week #175

Hopes, Dreams, and Plans

It's funny... the things we choose to look back on. Some of those things, we look back on not because of choice, but because of coincidence. I was thinking about what sort of blog post I'd like to write for Thanksgiving this year and, in thinking about that, decided to look back and see what … Continue reading Hopes, Dreams, and Plans

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

The Evidence Speaks for Itself

After 30 years of competing for parental affection and favoritism, the clear winner was my younger sister, April. Why did it become obvious after 30 years? That would have to be the surprise party she received for her 30th birthday. Let the record show: I did not receive a surprise birthday party when I turned … Continue reading The Evidence Speaks for Itself

Flashback

Originally written in October of 2010... He sat alone in his apartment with the lights off and the late night news on. He sat on the sofa in the soft glow on the television as the anchorwoman began reading the story about him. Calvin Locke wasn't the kind of guy who liked to get a … Continue reading Flashback

Question of the Week #28

What is your most treasured memory? I'm not a huge sports fanatic by any stretch of the imagination. But my most treasured memory has a lot to do with baseball. During the summer after my junior year of college, I had the opportunity to take my Dad on a whirlwind adventure that allowed us to … Continue reading Question of the Week #28