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You’ll Be Just Fine … Just Don’t Believe the Hype

As a self-proclaimed cultural observer, I keep an eye and an ear open to art and music. You can learn much about a culture by its art, especially from popular music. Sadly, in recent years, popular music has become an arid wasteland, especially on the lyrical front. I won’t name names because that would probably … Continue reading You’ll Be Just Fine … Just Don’t Believe the Hype

Jonathan goes to College: Loosening the grip without letting go

Last weekend brought a significant transition for my family. Kimberly and I helped our one and only child, Jonathan, move into his dorm at Mississippi State University to begin his freshman year of college. The day was awash with emotions. Some of the emotions were to be expected, others caught me entirely off guard. And … Continue reading Jonathan goes to College: Loosening the grip without letting go

Places in the Heart: Where Memories Reside

People develop strange attachments to places. Good memories, bad experiences, and people we love seem to get imprinted into places like “home,” “school,” and “church” in a way we can’t easily explain. Walking through these significant places can bring a flood of emotion. Places are much more than physical spaces but include our emotional attachments … Continue reading Places in the Heart: Where Memories Reside