Enjoying the ride with ‘City, Lady Rams

Two nights, two teams, two places, and lots and lots of magic – that was my experience over the past week following the Calhoun City Wildcats and the Vardaman Lady Rams.
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A jazz filled birthday in New Orleans

I hadn’t been home 15 minutes and already I was bleeding.
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A puppy, some baseball and lots of driving

During all my criss-crossing to get to various playoff baseball and softball games over the past week, there were a number of enjoyable moments.
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24K Magic with Ellie

I was typing away on the Ipad when I needed a break and pushed all my notes away. Middle grandchild Ellie Kathryn was behind me busy with one of the many craft kits Lisa had bought for the girls. Ellie made purses, hats, and lots of colorful scarves that were continually getting wrapped around mine and our dog Charlie’s necks.
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Reading, writing is my outlet

“Life changes fast.
Life changes in the instant.
You sit down to dinner and life as you know it ends.
The question of self-pity.”

These are the words of Joan Didion, author of the national bestseller “The Year of Magical Thinking.” The book is about the year after her husband died and her roller coaster of emotions as she evolved through the many stages of grief.
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Good music, good food, good cause

It’s among the prettiest grass I’ve ever seen. You just want to lie down and roll around on it, or better yet, kick a soccer ball across it.
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A ‘Jersey Boys’ respite in Atlanta

It began with a perfect Thursday night, sitting just beyond the end line to get the best view of my granddaughter Addi Claire in her striker position.
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Need to get my hands back in the dirt

The edges of the spiral notebook are a bit tattered, but its contents are priceless. It’s a detailed, hand-written catalog of the many plants we’ve tried in our yard through the years – the ones that worked great, the ones we loved the most, and the ones that we should never plant again. And it’s all in my wife Lisa’s hand writing, which I never tire of reading.
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Charlie leads the way on tour of Bruce

It’s a frequent question every time we loop around town – “You walking that dog or is he walking you?”
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Crown Jewel of the Mississippi Gulf Coast

It was recently rated the best hotel in Mississippi. I’ve considered The White House Hotel on Beach Boulevard in Biloxi the true Crown Jewel of the Mississippi Gulf Coast since first writing about it nearly five years ago.
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