I Will Not Let Go

One of the great lines of the bible is when Jacob says to the angel/Lord in Genesis 32:26:I will not let go until you bless me.Whether you are in a place of spiritual leadership or in a position of spiritual "follower-ship," when was the last time you declared to God,...

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Twins Separated At Birth?

People sometimes say I look like Coach K. In fact, at Chick Fil-A on Wednesday night, the young man serving me my CFA sandwich, large fries, and fruit cup (see, the fruit balances out the fries), told me I look like Coach K. "You get that a lot?" was his follow up...

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Madness Memories

In honor of today's start of March Madness, here are my top NCAA basketball memories. A good number of them happened well before the term "March Madness" was even coined. That means I'm old.Bill Walton of UCLA going 21-22 against Memphis State in the finals of the...

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Best Songs You’ve Never Heard Of

Occasionally you come across songs that are so good, so powerful, and so unknown. There are a couple of reasons for this: a) they come from obscure artists; or b) they are forgotten tracks on an otherwise popular album by a major artist.Whatever the case, here's a...

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Not So Much

One day last week, I had a rather breezy post on things that I appreciate about life.For today, not so much.Here are some pet peeves:When, in an attempt to be grammatically correct, people get their personal pronouns all wrong. The worst is "God so loves you and I . ....

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Snow Day Reflections

This is what Charlotte looks like today.So I spent the first half of the day at home before venturing out this afternoon.It all got me thinking to snow days gone by.Growing up in Dallas, Texas, we didn't have too many of them. In fact, I remember several very serious...

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Some Things I Like

Random reflections on things I really appreciate about life:Lime Tostitos. Once I eat the first one I can NOT stop.Colin Cowherd. ESPN Radio host each day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. He makes mid-day driving a treat, not a chore. Smart, witty, insightful. I would like to...

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Former Doubles Partner Makes Good

The guy to the right is Craig Kardon. In 1979, he and I won the Texas State Doubles Championship for Boys 18 and under. We never did that well outside of Texas, but we were still a pretty good team.He went on to play for the University of Texas, and far surpassed me...

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When Tennis Stars Cry . . .

. . . I usually do, too.This is Roger Federer in tears after losing to Rafael Nadal in the final of the Australian Open this past Sunday.I'm so glad I didn't see it live.I work on Sunday mornings. And Sunday mornings in the U.S. are Sunday nights in Australia.Federer...

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My Remarkable Mother

Tuesday's edition of the Austin-American Statesman had this article on my mother:AUSTIN AT WORKAt 93, aspiring writer awaits her big break By Ricardo G√°ndaraAMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFFTuesday, January 27, 2009Writers write. They keep at it until they think they have it...

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