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The Stuff We Leave Behind

Posted on November 7th, 2018
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He came to the building intent upon purchasing a monument for himself and his wife.  She had died just over a year before, and he’d thought about it often enough, but folks kept telling him they’d help him with it . . . but that’s all they ever did.  He wanted a family member to […]

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Amazingly Memorable

Posted on October 31st, 2018
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Last week I recounted the tale of our smoldering heat and air unit, the one that made me believe the world as I knew it was about to change drastically.  In the course of my story, I mentioned our code for a fire in the building—Code Jerry Lee—which was based on the song “Great Balls […]

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Code Jerry Lee

Posted on October 24th, 2018
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I was quietly working away in bookkeeping last Saturday evening, minding my own business and not bothering anyone else.  It seemed a little chilly, which is understandable since bookkeeping is in the garage, so I turned on the heat for the first time this season, and went back to the tasks at hand.  A few […]

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An Uphill Battle

Posted on October 18th, 2018
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Several months ago, for reasons which have absolutely no bearing on this epistle, ABC elected to cancel the show Rosanne and reinstate it as The Conners, minus one of the main characters.  When a network does that, a couple of things can happen.  Either the character goes on a very long trip or takes a […]

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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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