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Voices From The Past

Posted on October 10th, 2018
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If any of you have checked the news on-line lately or scrolled through Facebook, you’ve probably read or watched the story of Kaley West Young’s father-daughter dance at her wedding.  Actually, it was a brothers-sister dance because Kaley’s dad died in 2015, so her five big brothers stepped in, not to take their dad’s place […]

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A Garden of Opportunity

Posted on October 3rd, 2018
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In the mid-years of my life, my father often made trips to Nashville for meetings.  If it wasn’t the Tennessee Funeral Directors Association Board of Directors it was the Tennessee State Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers, and if it wasn’t the State Board it was the Board of David Lipscomb University, and if it […]

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What Do You Want To Hear?

Posted on September 26th, 2018
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Her name is Yoko Sen.  As she walked onto the stage, you didn’t get the sense of a compelling presence.  She was small, slight of frame with a lilting voice that could easily lull you to sleep with its sing-song quality.  But somehow, as she began to speak, she filled the space, her words echoing […]

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Stories To Tell

Posted on September 18th, 2018
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My little Kathryne wandered into bookkeeping a few weeks ago and asked if I would like to go to a creativity conference.  Since I had no idea what that meant, she stood behind me while I Googled “STORY 2018” in Nashville and then while I learned all about “an immersive, two day conference-style gathering designed […]

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Courage and Kindness

Posted on September 12th, 2018
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On September 11, 2001 I was walking through the house, trying to get out the door and off to work.  A news station played mindlessly in the background, providing noise in an otherwise quiet place.  But something caught my attention as I passed through the den.  The first plane had already struck the North Tower […]

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Every Path Is Different

Posted on September 5th, 2018
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In the cemetery there is a path worn to one particular grave, a path that is literally walked every day by a gentleman carrying a lawn chair.  He comes in the early morning hours, before the sun makes its way overhead, parks as close as he can without leaving the drive, then takes the chair […]

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Influence and Honor

Posted on August 29th, 2018
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Since Saturday, every news outlet and social media feed has made note of John McCain’s death followed by an extensive commentary on his life.  Whether or not you liked him as a person or agreed with his politics or methods, two things (and probably many others that won’t be addressed here) have become fairly obvious […]

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When Something Breaks

Posted on August 22nd, 2018
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Have I mentioned I have cats?  I believe that may have come up in the conversation a time or two.  Have I mentioned how many cats I actually have?  There are currently nine, most all of which live outside during the day, but at night there is a round up and roll call . . […]

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Three Life Lessons

Posted on August 14th, 2018
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Recently my little Kathryne issued a challenge to me via Facebook.  On ten consecutive days I was to post (one per day) the covers of the ten books I loved the most, without comment or review or explanation. Really? First of all, not commenting or reviewing or explaining is a stipulation which does not set […]

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Don’t Wait Until I’m Gone

Posted on August 8th, 2018
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If you’re reading this, then you should already know we have a website . . . since when you clicked on the link, that’s where you landed.  If you use that website on occasion, then you probably know we post obituaries there, and each obituary has a Tribute Wall where nice people—or not nice people—can […]

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