What I’ve Learned Lately


opinion

This last few months have taught me a few things about human behavior, politics and the world in which we live. Maybe not taught me as much as opened my eyes to the way we as a society have changed. Here are a few in no particular order. There is no shame anymore. Where we […]

November 14, 2018

What I’m Listening To Now


Music

I stumbled on this band using the Discover feature of Spotify. They have been quite popular in the UK since the late 80’s and I can see why. While some of their songs sound similar to others you’ve heard over the years there is some incredible talent in this band. Strong guitar work and solid […]

February 11, 2018

Van Halen’s First Album


Memories, Music

I remember buying this album like it was yesterday. The March of 1978 was a crazy time for rock n roll. Rumors was all over the radio, Boston’s second album was about to be released and later that year Billy Joel would release 52nd Street. But only one album sounded like Van Halen’s first album. […]

February 10, 2018

Looking Forward


Featured, Personal

I turned 55 this past October. Didn’t think that would be much of a big deal but this birthday affected me more than hitting 40 or 50. Those are supposedly the ones that cause more heartache but the big 55 was worse. Not sure why but it made me really think about mortality and exactly […]

December 20, 2017

How We Got Here


Faith, Featured, opinion

Ever wonder how you got to where you are today? Did part (or all) of your life turn out to be wildly different than your plans? Did you see yourself in a completely different place than where you are? You’re not alone. I believe we all feel that way at one time or another. But […]

December 8, 2017

“So Much Wasted Time”


Featured, Memories, Personal

If you’ve paid attention to media reports of David Cassidy’s passing you have probably heard the story of his last words. His daughter reported that the 70’s singer’s final words were “So much wasted time”. I can’t think of a sadder ending than this. The former teen heartthrob must have had quite the life growing […]

December 7, 2017

Disaster Relief Mission Trip – Groves, Texas


Missions, Travel

I’ve just returned this past Friday from a disaster relief mission trip to Groves, TX. The aftermath of Hurricane Harvey is still being dealt with by the residents of this small town just northeast of Port Arthur.There are many homes still needing assistance and a family attached to each one. We witnessed whole neighborhoods affected […]

November 10, 2017

What I’m Listening To


Music, Review

I find myself listening to a lot of older Memphis music lately. Well, one older CD and a new release of an old album. This album which came out in 1987 is a complete mix of Jimmy’s early days with the band Nexus, who were made to change their name by the haircare product company […]

October 28, 2017

Big Ben


Memories, Travel

Going back through some pictures from our first trip to England. This one of the Elizabeth tower that houses Big Ben was one of the first pictures we took that trip. I can only think of a few other landmarks that are quite as recognizable as this one. Stonehenge comes to mind, which we also […]

October 23, 2017

Friends


Featured, Memories, Personal

I’m reminded lately of time passing. It seems that birthdays come much quicker than they used to. Now we count friendships in decades rather than years. Old friends are on your mind more than they used to be. You care deeply about them and how their life is going. I recently had the immense pleasure […]

October 22, 2017