July 31, 2020

I wanted to thank everyone for the birthday wishes over the past few days. I think people like me more because of how belated the wishes are becoming. Part of me is super impressed. I swear to you that I got seven late birthday wishes today. My birthday was two days ag...

July 28, 2020

Around the start of the baseball season, I like to wax poetic about our national past time. 

But considering baseball was supposed to start in March, and here we are, finishing out opening weekend on the cusp of the start of the school year, this is what we are goi...

July 24, 2020


It officially happened. It was yesterday, early afternoon, and I was sitting in the garage of my parents house. Sweat beaded down the back of my neck. I’m pretty sure that was from the late July heat, but one never knows. 

All I know is that it happened. I...

July 22, 2020

I’ve been spending a lot more time at my parent’s house these past few weeks. Doing absolutely nothing, mind you. It’s just that my three flights of stairs take a lot out of me. Most days I’ve got one, maybe two trips up and down. So once I get out I like to sit somewh...

July 20, 2020

In other Pandemic related news, yesterday I woke up around noon and my wife was watching“The Floor is Made of Lava" on Netflix. 

Not that there’s anything wrong with watching “The Floor is Made of Lava.” This is a free country. She can watch whatever she wants. It didn’...

July 18, 2020


That is the word that came to me this morning as I saw the news that John Lewis had passed away yesterday. 

That he was Resting.

That he was Resting Well. 

That he had Returned. 

That he wasn’t from this world. None of us are really if we stop and think about it....

July 16, 2020

Jaimie thinks the anti-depressants I’m on might be depressing me. 

She warned me they might. I don’t know whether or not to believe her, but I’ve never been on anti-depressants before, so what do I know. 

It’s not just her. A friend and an avid reader of the blog sent me...

July 13, 2020

I got a note from a former student today. He was in my Intro to Theatre Class at Furman. He was a Freshman on the baseball team, and been spending the year healing from Tommy John surgery. Being a baseball fanatic myself, we started chatting every morning before class...

July 10, 2020

Everything has an order This was the main thing I got from the Palliative Care team yesterday. Everything. Has. An Order. Again, I’ve been looking for the, “Take this one pill and all your problems will go away,” solution, but I don’t think that exists. 

I got there in...

July 8, 2020

I’ve written extensively about MRI’s over the past three and a half years. No one would ever describe an MRI as painful. They’re not. They’re loud. They’re long. They’re expensive. But painful? Never. 

Well, there is a first time for everything. 

This morning at 7:15 a....

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