Growing up

Growing up, Travels

20 years later

Last weekend, I drove up to Nashville, Tennessee for my high school’s 20-year reunion, because I graduated in 1993, and it’s now 2013, and I’m told that means I’ve been out of high school for 20 years (but I’m still very young).  At my 10 year reunion, I’d just flown […]

Growing up, Music

good timing man

When I was a senior in high school, I had a habit of pulling from a pile of outgrown t-shirts from the back of my father’s closet and wearing them to wrestling practice.  These t-shirts were primarily from a phase my old man had in his late 30s that consisted […]

Growing up

a new edition!

I love my fellow grammar snob friends.  I got this email today from a girl (I guess she’s a woman now, like Neil Diamond and Urge Overkill told us would happen soon) who has been like a sister to me since we were in the 9th grade together (as in, […]

Family, Growing up

fathers day 2011: the deer imitator

It’s 1988, and my father and I are in his two-toned 1983 Suburban headed on I-40 West toward Hickman County, TN. Me:  “Why do you like going into the woods to hunt deer so much?” Dad:  “For stress relief.  To get away from civilization.” Stress.  Yes, going 60 miles from […]

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