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A Moment at a Seaside Funeral

On March 9, 2017, I rode with a minister as he drove his SUV onto a public beach near Galveston, Texas. Although it was a weekday at noon on the outskirts of town, the windy beach was not quite deserted; there were a few people in sight. One couple walked looking for seashells, and two […]

An Unusual Flight – (Short Story)

“Please bring your seat backs and tray tables to an upright position in preparation for landing in Los Angeles.” The flight attendant’s familiar announcement came before Kurt Hoover expected it. Immersed in reviewing the presentation he was traveling today to present, he hadn’t noticed how far they’d descended toward the sprawl of L.A. outside the […]

Thank You, Arnold Palmer

September 25, 2016 was a lazy Sunday at our house, occupied with a variety of chores that were overcome by watching the final round of the Tour Championship and its four-hole playoff, won by Rory McIlroy. Afterwards, I went to do a little work in my office when a news alert popped up on my […]

Golf’s “Big Whatever”

As the PGA Tour’s season has moved through 2015 and the game’s young guns reinforced their dominance with victories in majors and the biggest tournaments, the media has busied themselves creating an increasing buzz about “The Big Three”. Now that Jordan Spieth has won the Tour Championship and the FedEx Cup, that buzz will only […]

Say Goodnight, Katrina

August 29th. Since 2005, the date has meant a lot to me. It’s time for that to stop. It needs to stop now. Today. Enough sighs and rolling eyes. Enough “here he goes again”. Enough “get over it already”. It’s taken me 10 years to figure it out, but I can see now, it’s old […]

Stuart Scott, R.I.P.

Maybe you’re a sports fan, or maybe you’re not. If you have a television and are in the United States, through the early days of 2015 you’ve seen lots of eulogies upon the passing of ESPN broadcaster Stuart Scott. A groundbreaker of sports news and information, a close friend to so many in that business […]

Pro Football: 2034 – (Short Story)

Now that twenty years have passed since the once-considered radical changes were made to the rules of professional football in the United States, it’s interesting to look back and see how positive these changes were. One could make the argument quite positively now, in 2034, that these changes saved the game of what was then […]

You Can Call Me Grandpa

Feel free to call me “Grandpa”. It took some doing for me to feel I can legitimately be called that, but I’m there. I’m Grandpa now. Like now, when you’re behind me in traffic, and you yell, “Hey, Grandpa, move your ass!” It’s now perfectly legitimate to call me that! Thanks to Mr. Finn Jacob, […]

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