maker timer the night before.
maker timer the night before.
Okay, I’ll admit. Might not have been a well-thought-out plan. Looking back at all that happened; perhaps it wasn’t really a good idea at all. Then again not many folks out there say, “Hey, let’s do it. It’s a bad idea.”
So what do Genghis Khan, founder of the Mongol Empire; Michelangelo, painter of the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel; Napoleon Bonaparte, self-crowned emperor of France; and George Washington, one of the founding fathers and first president of the United States, all have in common?
After 10 years in our dream home, The Wife and I find that we must now suddenly move out. It wasn’t our idea; we were happy. Packing and moving everything over the holidays is less than perfect, but it’s all for a good cause. There’s a family who needs our home more than we do.
What do you get when you add together an unsuspecting target, three water ballloons, and a flawless sneak attack?
Please listen closely because I don’t want you to miss anything. Being squished flatter than a pancake by a 20-ton rock in the middle of the night is something that can easily be avoided. Just obey your parents. Don’t believe it?
My Grandpa Jed used to say, “Don’t know what the world’s coming to. Young folks today don’t follow rules. Think they can do anything they want.” I always thought he was talking about us kids. Nope, come to find out he was actually talking about his kid. That rule breaker would be my Dad.
The battle for our house was between a vanilla candle and an old rug. For the moment, the rug was winning.
Take a leisurely walk around our downtown and you’ll notice a few things. First, there’s a 15-foot-tall metal wall encircling most of it. Not easy to miss that.
If everyone in the world would acknowledge one universal truth, life would be better for everyone. Unfortunately, some go their entire lives without knowing what this truth is. Not knowing, I believe, accounts for a lot of needless pain and sorrow in this world.
It just doesn’t make any sense. But then again, a lot of things in this world don’t make sense to me. How can elephants grow to be the largest land animals in the world by only eating vegetables?
Here’s a better question, why are gorillas so strong eating just vegetables and fruit?
I knew one day it would happen. After 14 years and over 700 columns, something that strikes fear into this writer has finally arrived at our house: Writer’s block.
Just before the sun won its battle with the night, our doorbell rang. Stumbling my way through the dark house, four things happened.
It came over me without any warning. The lady in the room was so alarmed she asked if I was going to be okay. Her concern was palpable because the signs were unmistakable: shortness of breath, sweaty palms, and slumped shoulders.
I limped into my annual physical yesterday, and my answers to a few of the doctor’s questions left him shaking his head. Don’t worry; this story really isn’t about my physical. It’s about Briarwood High School, home of the Mighty Buccaneers. So how do you connect the two?