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    Mental gymnastics, i.e Nashville traffic reports

    Dear News Directors and Traffic Reporters,   As you know, driving around Nashville can be pretty tough and confusing, especially for newcomers who for some weird reason believe that a single street should only have a single name. Silly visitors. Bless their hearts. Seriously, can’t you do something about the mental gymnastics we drivers have to complete when you broadcast…

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    His Little Girl

    “Kristin, it’s Daddy,” he whispered to his newborn baby girl. She opened her eyes, pedaled proudly on her new pink bicycle, giggled at the curly-haired boy shooting free throws, and smiled sweetly when he laid the last box on her dorm room floor. Kristin whispers through her long, white veil, “Daddy, it’s time.” CF

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    A Cubs’ Prayer

    As I lay my head upon my blue and red pillow, I thank you for the many blessings of today. Please send down your healing hands upon our helmets, grant our opponents a peaceful sooner-than-expected rest this winter, and give us another day to honor our fans. If it is not too much to ask, given our century-long wait for these…

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    Remembering Robin

    I am deeply saddened to hear of the death of Robin Williams. He was truly one of the funniest people on this planet and gave so many people such great joy. I hope he knew this. He certainly made me laugh uncontrollably on many occasions, especially late at night on The Tonight Show. This photo was taken at The Oxford…

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    When a Tree Falls

    A Parable about Parenting This large hackberry tree fell in our backyard soon after the Great Divide in the summer of 2012. Its large, massive trunk and main branch toppled overnight after steady rain softened the surrounding soil. We awoke that morning to discover our backyard had forever changed; no longer would it be the same open landscape where our…

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    Footprints in the sand

    I know many have read a version of “Footprints in the Sand,” in which a walker looks back at his journey with God. The two sets of footprints are evidence that the walker did his best to spend his life walking beside God. When he looks back and sees only one set of footprints, the walker asks God when that…

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    Good morning, Sandy Beach.

    After an eight-hour drive south on I-65 and zig-zagging through LA (lower Alabama), we arrived at the Sandestin resort. This place is in the same general area as our other beach stays, but this one is also beagle-friendly. We’re looking forward to enjoying a Super Beach Week, which we define as nine nights with non-stop views of the surf. I…

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    A Purrfect Surprise

    About four weeks ago a gray cat (named Grayson according to Wifey) was hanging around our front porch near a small crawl space under the stairs. Even then we wondered if she was pregnant and looking for a safe place. Fast forward to last night in our garage, where meek meows could be heard coming from an unused cabinet. Inside…