Posts Tagged "KOZ"

Criminal Activity and Oliver, Defining Your Heart

In 1968 I was 9. It was a simpler time back then, at least for a 9-year-old. No stress from too much television, no internet or video games, just life on life’s terms. That year an amazing film came out that captured my heart...

A Birthday Wish to My Son

To Jon-Michael Greaney, For you Jon-Michael Greaney, I have said it before, I say it because it is true, I am proud of you son. Today on your 19th birthday I want you to hear those words and understand what they mean. They mean...

White Bread and Eggs for Jesus

  I had found my dad after he had abandoned our family and mom moved away. I lived with him just long enough for him to sign the papers that allowed me to get a driver’s licenses at 15. A hardship licenses. Seemed right...

Summer Hangry H.A.L.T

My daughter said, “I am getting hangry,” after a morning of moving boxes from her dorm back home. “What,” I replied. “If you don’t feed me now I am going to get into a really bad mood.” Okay so I have learned to heed...

Virginia Coalminers and the Battle for the Heart

The streets are dark at 8:30 on this cool November night. The asphalt highway is just two-lanes and it seems narrow winding through the Appalachian Mountains on either side. There is a sense of peace to this area for me. I have come to...

Backyard Camping – A Possum, and Time Well Spent

I spend a lot of time outdoors teaching kids about hunting and fishing. I don’t always take them far and away to exotic lands and lakes; as a matter of fact, I never do that. Most of the times I teach them urban outdoor...

I Got Taken Out By an MMA Fighters Eyeballs

No sooner the comment left my lips I knew I was in trouble. My lack of forethought is amazing. I can say the dumbest things at exactly the right moment that shows everyone, or at least the Mrs., just how dumb I really am....

The Best and Worst 22 Minutes of My Life

There is not a lot you can do in just twenty-two minutes. It’s not long enough to watch a TV show, and you can’t drive hardly anywhere, or make it through the checkout stand at a busy grocery. I can get dressed and out...

Don’t touch that it will burn you. So I did it anyway.

I don’t remember exactly how old I was, maybe 10 or 11. We had gone somewhere in the neighborhood on foot. But along the way we lit up a smoke. I don’t know where it came from, where the matches came from but we...

Hassle Holiday

I  have a great list of things that make me smile every time I think of them. My kids of course, my wife, some friends. There is also a list of things that I have heard or seen that can turn that frown upside...
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