I was driving in a not-so-great part of town one Saturday morning when I made eye contact with him – a homeless black man wearing far too many clothes for an already humid summer morning. He was sitting in front of an abandoned furniture store, and as I passed him by he looked directly […]
The choices we make about the lives we live determine the kinds of legacies we leave.
~ Tavis Smiley
Driving along a lonely two-lane road in the middle of Nowhere, Tennessee, I spotted a small, fenced-in cemetery randomly placed in the middle of […]
The thing about childhood is that you don’t know how special it is until it’s over.
~ Billy Coffey
When I was twelve years old I decided it was time – time to see just how far Stretch Armstrong could stretch. I tied his rubbery arm to a fence in our back […]
Like millions of other people, I sometimes go into a strange fog. I don’t want to give it a bigger name because that would assign too much power to it, so we’ll go with “fog.” It’s a blurred, debilitating state that can last for days, weeks, even months. It hurts my bones.