After writing my grandmother’s memoirs in the late 1990s, I realized I should start sharing my own stories and personal reflections. A growing number of friends and family agreed as requests to be included in my email list continued to grow, if for no other reason than curiosity as to what “that fool will write … Continue reading 3 + 200 = 92
For all you romantically-challenged gentlemen who struggle to navigate the minefield of expectations that accompanies every February 14th, I have a suggestion. AT LEAST BUY HER A VALENTINE’S DAY CARD! Last Valentine's Day, my wife stopped by the card section at our local Publix supermarket in hopes of finding the perfect Valentine’s card for you … Continue reading The Gentlemen’s Guide To The Do’s and Don’ts of a Valentine’s Day Card
Did you ever consider the word “That” to be romantic? I discovered so just this past week. Or so I thought. My wife serves as editor for my musings on TheBuddyBlog.com. Without her, I would dangle far too many participles, misplace a truckload of commas, and overuse passive verbs. This time, her editing prompted a … Continue reading Isn’t That Romantic?
Mary sat in her office pondering the mission and ministry she had dedicated her life to for the past decade. A growing sense of frustration overwhelmed her spirit. Was she really making a difference? It had become a daily battle - the will to serve vs. the heart-rendering failures. It was time to reconsider … Continue reading Falling On My Face
I am a man uneasy with vagueness, approximations, and the lack of specificity. For me, “Close enough” is the mission statement of mediocrity. I am an analytical, left-brain, logical, linear thinker that finds peace, confidence, and comfort in knowing specifics and details. Formulas are meant to be followed. Recipes specify ingredients for a reason. Deviations … Continue reading Clarifying Confusing Culinary Terms
But then, maybe they had “pro-choice” abolitionists in 1860 too.This may be one of those moments when passion overcomes prudence, as I cannot remain silent in the face of such seduction. This may be one of those moments when passion overcomes prudence, as I cannot remain silent in the face of such seduction. We have … Continue reading The Right to Choose…What?
Friends, Today, January 23rd, is National Reading Day. Reading is something many of us take for granted, but after hearing my wife share about her own experience of learning to read English, I asked permission to share her story on my blog. I hope you find it encouraging as well. ***************************************************************** The Summer I Learned … Continue reading The Summer I Learned to Read
Once upon a time I was a Zygote. No, that is not a villain in some Star Wars universe or a character from the Walking Dead. A zygote is that single cell of life first formed when conception occurs. The creation of the zygote usually occurs in a mother’s fallopian tubes. Once … Continue reading I Was Once A Zygote
New Year’s Day may be the start of a new year, but it marks the beginning of a month known for celebrating two key events. The third Monday of the month, on January 18th this year, honors the birthday of America’s best known Civil Rights Leader, Martin Luther King Jr. And in so doing, … Continue reading Virtues That Define Us
Apparently, in an effort to be more gender- and deity-inclusive, House Democratic Representative Emanuel Cleaver of Missouri ended the opening prayer of 117th Congress this past Sunday with “Amen and a-woman.” I guess he forgot to say, “a-person.” Was he making a joke? Nobody is laughing. To make matters even more confusing, Rep. Cleaver is … Continue reading Amen to That!