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I saw a news story the other night, on 60 Minutes or wherever, about a...

Rob Reid, The Fondest of Farewells


A few weeks ago now, a young man named Rob Reid passed away suddenly and...

American Sniper


As another Monday comes to a close, maybe it’s time for a movie...

Movies & More


My wife (of all people!) actually ENCOURAGED me earlier this evening to submit a few...

Public Speaking, Stage Fright, and Beyond


I have a friend. Let’s call him “Smith,” because he...

True Thanksgiving


Maybe I'll get all "Charlie Brown" on ya in the near...

The Perils of Pessimism & The Power of Positivity


“You just have to decide whether you are Tigger or Eeyore. You...

Tim's Vermeer


[ Soundtrack for today's musing: Jose Gonzalez's Step Out, followed by M83&...

Recollections from the Sea: 17 Reasons Why Snorkeling Is Not for Me


(1) Proper snorkeling begins at dawn. That's insane. This is...

Karma Cab


The hotel calls a cab for me, which arrives promptly. Early, in fact.

My...

A Serene 2014 to You & Yours


Good grief, has it really been five months?

Life is flying by.... That, and...

On this First Day of School, Fulghum's Reminders


2013 marks the 25th anniversary of Baylor grad Robert Fulghum’s beloved “...