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September 27, 2017

You look different.” 

That’s what my friend said to me last night as we were enjoying soup and sandwiches at Atlanta Bread Company. The last time I saw him I was coming home from the hospital. Since that time I’ve gained 30 pounds, I was told I had stage four cancer, I...

September 25, 2017

I was at the farm over the weekend. It was fun being there with Jaimie, because, to tell you the truth, she’s a little afraid of nature. With good reason- she's allergic to nearly everything. Nature is truly out to get her. She knows it’s a war and her skin and sinuses...

September 20, 2017

My junior year of college, I got into a little bit of trouble. 

My girlfriend and I were driving from Atlanta to Savannah for St. Patrick’s Day and about halfway there, in a little town called Soperton, GA, I pulled off on an exit to let my girlfriend drive. That’s when...

September 18, 2017

I watch a lot of sports. One thing people say over and over again is that Father Time is undefeated. Meaning that everyone, even the greatest among us, are going to get old and not be able to do the things we once could do. As soon as professional athletes hit 30, anal...

September 15, 2017

Dum Spiro Spero. While I breathe I hope. This is what is on the Great Seal of the State of South Carolina. I remember learning that in Challenge class when I was in elementary school. I thought it was the coolest saying in the world. Dum Spiro Spero. While I breathe I...

September 13, 2017

The first alarm went off at 4:15 in the morning. That is too early for alarms. Even my dog reached over and hit snooze. The second one went off at 4:30. I forced myself to stay awake until the 4:45 and forced myself to throw off the blankets at 4:47. 

Twenty minutes lat...

September 11, 2017

I had a gift certificate for the Cracker Barrel, so Jaimie and I went for lunch yesterday. It’s weird going to a Cracker Barrel in the place where you live. It’s like I want to have lunch and feel like I’m in the middle of an 8 hour road trip. I know, let’s go to Crack...

September 7, 2017

You have to experience something to know the full power of it. 

September 9th, 1989, in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, off the Cape Verde Islands, Hurricane Hugo formed and started to make its way east. Along the way, it became a Category 4 storm and hit Guadeloupe...

September 5, 2017

Walked around downtown Greenville on Sunday. I was going up some stairs and there was a family in front of me. The dad says to his friend,  “Parenting is a tough business,” and then he picked his kid up and carried him up the stairs. As he did this I noticed that the k...

September 1, 2017

Took a week off from blogging. Sorry to do it without warning. I needed some time to reflect and look back at the things that are happening. 

Had chemo yesterday. My buddy Dylan from Montana was there with me.

Dylan was my roommate in college, and his parents lived in Ba...

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