Tag: #inspirational

  • Westerns: The Stories That Formed Me

    Westerns: The Stories That Formed Me

    So I asked Mister Palmer if mentors had to be real people. After I pleaded my case for writing about how cowboys and gunslingers inspired be to be me.

  • The Sunny/Bright Side

    Had it been a movie, my character would have savored watching the sunrise on a new day of freedom, relieved to no longer be under the thumb of such a controlling personality.

  • Summer Camp Bully

    In a flash, I saw what I could do and knew it was something I should not do, but my blood was up as that last straw broke my tolerance.

  • Search for Shoes

    Search for Shoes

    They say half of success is showing up. It’s easier to get going once you show up, especially if you have the right shoes for the job.

  • Valentines

    Valentines

    I knew flowers were expensive and didn’t last, and though I thought of it as a beautiful gift, I convinced myself that it was impractical and therefore pointless to desire.

  • Happy Holidays!

    I tuned in to 99.9 this weekend to find the non-stop stream of Christmas music. This song, sung by the lounge singing great, Frank Sinatra, came around. How many people know the song “Happy Holidays!” is the flagship song of a movie called Holiday Inn starring Bing Crosby, Fred Astair and Margorie Reynolds? It was […]

  • Social Survival

    No one who sat back and simply waited for rescue got it.

  • Recalling the Ranger

    Recalling the Ranger

    Sometimes, I feel like a has-been. At least I’m not a never-was.

  • A 130hp GoCart

    A 130hp GoCart

    Sometimes I wonder if Buck likes my little car. He’s a straight-up, V8, American Muscle kind of guy, and he gives me a hard time about my Celica. It doesn’t help that I woefully miscalculated the horsepower to weight ratio for it when I agreed to drag race it against his 1969 Dodge Charger. I […]

  • Graduation: Welcome to Adulthood

    Graduation: Welcome to Adulthood

    “You’ll take more from speech, debate and acting with you into adulthood than you will from sports,” I told her. “Trust me. I did both and the only thing I learned from sports is no matter how hard you work or how talented you are, if you aren’t from the right part of town or fill out the uniform right, you’ll always sit bench.”