Top Five Tuesday: Top Five Wimbledon Moments

I have never been to Wimbledon. Something about sitting in a cold rain in early July doesn't appeal to me.And for the last 20 years, I haven't been able to watch a men's final as those matches are played when I'm working. Sunday morning.Nevertheless, like any tennis...

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Left Leaning

I'm leaning left these days.Politics? On occasion, but not as a matter of course.Theology and doctrine? Extremely rare.Behind the steering wheel? No, my car is in excellent alignment.Instead, I'm leaning left because I've got a nasty case of bicep tendonitis in my...

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Quarter Century Plus One

Today, Julie and I celebrate our 26th wedding anniversary.I posted my reflections on our 25th here. Twenty-six obviously doesn't have the same ring of nostalgia and accomplishment behind it as does twenty-five. It's not named after a precious gem and we won't be...

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Top Five Tuesday

In my never-ending quest to keep this blog fresh -- and to establish the sort of weekly routine which I crave -- today is the first edition of "Top Five Tuesday"(Notice the alliteration there? Almost like I'm Baptist!)I'll provide different personal "top fives" on...

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We Was Robbed

I posted last Monday of my introduction to the world of high school track & field competition.Well, this past Saturday, Riley and teammates travelled to the Cary Academy near Raleigh for the state meet. Riley runs the opening leg of the 4 x 200 relay race -- an...

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Track & Field Notes

I spent much of Thursday and Friday evenings at a track & field meet, as my 17-year-old son Riley is a member of his school's sprint team.As it was my first extended time at such a meet, I had some to reflect on the sport and the people in it:1) It's no wonder...

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Odds & Ends

Some random observations you may -- or may not -- find to be of interest:1. I shave twice a day. Once in the a.m. and then again sometime between 3 and 5 p.m. It's like starting the day all over.2. If there is a college sporting event between a public school (like the...

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My Mom Has A Web Site

I received a text message from my 20 year old daughter with the words, "My 94 year old grandmother has a website." Huh?So I checked it out.It's true.You should check it out, too.http://www.bettyxdavis.com/What in the world do you get someone like that for their 95th...

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Things My Mom Always Told Me

My mom had an eclectic collection of wisdom that she tried to pass on to me as I was growing up.I've collected some of the most salient ones. I'll leave it to you to decide which ones I followed her on . . . or not.1. Don't chew gum in public.2. Vote Democratic.3. Buy...

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I Like Duke

I didn't go there for college or seminary.No one in my family went there.Most people want them to lose.But to the extent I follow college basketball and the Final Four (moderate), I want Duke to win it all.Is it because some people say I look like Coach K?Is it...

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