No Guest Post Here. How’s About 10 More Random Smartphone Photos?

Another week, another guest post lost. My inbox contains buried treasure. In it, correspondence from friends far and near. Agreements to guest post. Inquiries into soccer teams. Catch-ups, and rundowns. It’s tons better than anything found in Al Capone’s vault, even. I’m getting closer to taking up shovels and those little whisky brushes like Indiana…

Here’s Hoping My Girls Have Friends Like This

I have three daughters. I want much for them. Peace, not a pampered path. Purpose, not existence in pretend. Experiences, not empty days when the moon rises and sets without peace, purpose, and experiences. I want to drive them places they want me to take them. I want also for them to venture into places…

Travel Light. Wear Simple Clothes. Just Watch.

Eloquent people seem to travel lots. Or maybe travel breeds eloquence. What do you think? I don’t travel much. Unless you count roundtrip drives to Mooresville, or the trips I’ll take to the mountains for Elise’s games. There’s my annual work trip to someplace tropical every winter. When you travel, you pick up stories, whether…

When My Big Girl Was Little …

It’s two days until Moving Day. She’s eaten her way through a Farewell Tour, met with friends and brought home boxes of Zaxby’s and cups of Krispy Kreme coffee. Her stuff’s all packed. She’s dumped off all the “visit us!” college pamphlets on one sister and stole a bottle of lotion from the other. I envy the…

3 Life Lessons I Learned From Pat Summitt

  Chick hoops. That’s what sports departments I worked in called women’s basketball. Labels banter about safely in the presumed safety of like minds. Women’s athletics’ best chance at appreciation didn’t come through regard, admiration or respect. More likely, it’d come from a news editor so enamored with tennis player Mary Pierce that he locked…

Photo a Day Challenge: June 30 – You, Excited for June

They invited me to a photo shoot. Seven-hundred-fifty employees here – mostly young, wholly beautiful – and they invited the Gen Xer in dire need of a haircut. They’re for a campaign for our wonderful company. I took my place at the end of the couch, blending in with the Beautiful Six. Blending in like…

Photo a Day Challenge: June 29 – the Letter M

I’ve a lifelong tradition – of losing. Losses and losing streaks and losing seasons dot my sporting timeline. I have the green and yellow field-day ribbons to prove it. Want to know where the fringe begins? I made a home there. You can claim that, when you’re the last player to make it on the…

Photo a Day Challenge: June 22 – Paint

I hadn’t noticed it had gotten this bad. On a Taco Bell/Dollar Tree run for two bean burritos (no onions), triple-layer nachos, earbuds, deodorant and peanut butter wafers, I noticed the damage to Gabi’s hood. Dings, that grew. Dings, that, with miles and sun and more miles, started to peel. Gabi’s Stormtrooper-white finish, pocked with…