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For the 80…..

I was going to title this story “77” for the 77th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, but due to my ever popular college football website, I didn’t want anyone to think the article had anything to do with the late great Red Grange. It occurred to me that I have...

Face the Facts…….

I was talking with a dear friend of mine over the phone a couple of weeks ago and I heard her say something, a phrase, a few words that made me pause in the conversation. It made me stop in the middle of what we were talking about and I even interrupted her to...

First Date……

I get a lot of football related questions each and every week due to my popular college football website.... (The CFB Wizard, thank you very much…) But I received a question yesterday about Cleveland Browns quarterback, Oklahoma great and Heisman trophy winner Baker...

Big MO

I wrote this story for a dear friend of mine and fellow Marine to use at a speaking engagement at a Marine Corps Birthday celebration last year. It’s all about Big MO I hope you will enjoy it…. Hard to believe but there was a time in this country when people actually...

Drop a Word…..

Although I read my news way more than I watch it on television I took a break the past few weeks from either reading or watching any news. That’s right, nothing. I didn’t read or see anything about South Yemen, the upcoming elections (local and state) or anything to...

Curing Cancer

Much like many of you I have been touched this past week by the inspirational scenes from Purdue and the courageous cancer fight of the sophomore student there Tyler Trent. On the ESPN Game Day program Saturday morning they had a segment dedicated to young Tyler and...

The Bandit

Yesterday the iconic movie legend Burt Reynolds passed away at his home in Florida. I am not here to recount or recall all his memorable roles or movies. I won’t take up your time with memories of him that we all remember. But I do have a story to tell and I am sorry...

Life at Clemson

I already know what you are going to say before you say it. “What in the Hell, does he know about Life at Clemson University?” “He didn’t go to Clemson he’s a damn Alabama guy!” So before you start your disagreeable email to me….. You might be surprised to know that I...

A Very Special Olympics

In Honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Special Olympics.... I present my favorite story of the wonderful events Sure it's been posted before. But it's still my favorite and I hope it's yours too Enjoy... Have you ever wanted to do something for a long time and then...

Memorial Day 2018

Despite what you may or may not know or celebrate in your communities, Memorial Day is a day set aside to remember America’s war dead and the ultimate sacrifice they made for our freedom that we enjoy each and every day. It isn’t a day to say “Thank you for your...

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You may come to the same conclusion another reader came to when I was in the early process of simply sending my stories out to gauge the interest of a potential book. She said, "You have led a charmed life."

My first reaction was, "Are you nuts?" The fact is, although I grew up differently than almost all of you, I haven't had a charmed life, believe me. That sounds like in some way I have been "lucky" that I haven't experienced hardships, pain, or defeat. Nothing could be further from the truth. But I will tell you what is true, I have had a blessed life. Through it all, the Lord has kept me above my trials and tribulations, even when I didn't believe He was there. Through disappointment, death, disease, He was there.