Scars and All (Tremont People)

Not so long ago Melissa and I drove along a gravel road that was once a railroad track for a logging operation near Townsend, Tennessee. The wooded area surrounding us is called Tremont.  Tremont is beautiful with a pristine stream running through it that jumps from one side of the elevated road to the other. Continue reading “Scars and All (Tremont People)”

Musings on the Illusion of Control

Musings on the Illusion of Control Couldn’t sleep tonight. Never can on Sundays. Could be I am still jazzed from church. Could be I am too tired to sleep. Could be I start my nightly workouts at 10:00. Could be I had four Diet Cokes for supper. Could be all four. Tonight I was thinkingContinue reading “Musings on the Illusion of Control”

Being a Part of Something Great (Involves Sacrifice)

Smoky Mountain Trees (Great Smoky Mountain National Park, circa 2006) There is no place in the world Melissa and I like to visit more than the Tennessee side of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Her people come from that area (and I wish mine did) so we both have a real link to theContinue reading “Being a Part of Something Great (Involves Sacrifice)”

Smoky Mountain Trees (It Isn’t About You)

Smoky Mountain Trees (Great Smoky Mountain National Park, circa 2006)   There is no place in the world Melissa and I like to visit more than the Tennessee side of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  Her people come from that area (and I wish mine did) so we both have a real link toContinue reading “Smoky Mountain Trees (It Isn’t About You)”