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I’m Nearly Dead!

I’m Nearly Dead!

I used to mow the grass of the Shady Grove Cemetery in the map dot of Saltillo, Tennessee with a WWII Navy veteran I came to love dearly named Curtis. The work made for long days, but I could count on my friend Curtis to pack us plenty of goodies to enjoy on our...
Cobras, Copperheads, and Kiddos

Cobras, Copperheads, and Kiddos

I¬†was not much more than a toddler, exploring the backyard. I was a stones’ throw away from our garden, where Dad was no doubt trying to hoe his row to the end. But his work would have to wait when I announced my latest, neatest, coolest discovery: “Look,...
Stay Close to the Right Lion

Stay Close to the Right Lion

Many years ago I was in Zimbabwe, Africa on a mission trip when a missionary explained to our group that many people underestimate a lion’s speed and power. He told us about a group of visiting university students spotting a pride of lions. They were warned not...