In Praise of Good Old Boys

He drives a truck, makes his own moonshine, and chews tobacco. He’s good with his hands. He’s working on the farm, at the feed store, or at a construction site. He’s got a thick Southern drawl, multiple guns, and dogs. […]

The Joy of Disagreement

There are some people with whom it’s a joy to disagree. A dear friend and colleague is independent-minded, intelligent, creative, opinionated, and maybe a little stubborn (like me). I love her for all these reasons. And it’s for those very […]

Courage: Use It While You Have It

“What do you fear, lady?” [Aragorn] asked.“A cage,” [Éowyn] said. “To stay behind bars, until use and old age accept them, and all chance of doing great deeds is gone beyond recall or desire.” – The Return of the King, […]

Don’t Forget Your Dreams

Mere forgetfulness is underrated as a killer of dreams. As I get older, time seems to get faster. And as time gets faster, it’s all too easy for me to drop into my routine and do exactly what I’m used […]

Be a Trail Tourist

What do you see when you visit a new city, state, or country? Restaurants, monuments, shows, museums, and parks are all worthy places for your time. But what about the nature? Most of the time our idea of tourism keeps […]