The Discipline of the Lord (Comes Swiftly and from the Left Side) 

The Discipline of the Lord (Fort Worth, Texas circa 1969) Dad is a southpaw.  There are two files in my memory that verify this fact.  One concerns the fact I could never use his baseball glove.  I could catch with it but I always threw like a girl.  (These days girls throw really well, soContinue reading “The Discipline of the Lord (Comes Swiftly and from the Left Side) “

The Discipline of the Lord (came swiftly and from the left side)

(Fort Worth, Texas circa 1969)   Dad is a southpaw.  There are two files in my memory that verify this fact.  One concerns the fact I could never use his baseball glove.  I could catch with it but I always threw like a girl (These days girls throw really well, so I have no ideaContinue reading “The Discipline of the Lord (came swiftly and from the left side)”

The Irrepressible Fred Bishop

Praise-a-Thons (Herrin, Illinois, circa 1988) For a while in the late 80’s, dad was active in Christian television.  Active in the same sense piranha are active when they encounter meat.  It was really a pretty good fit.  Television loves larger than life personalities and Fred Bishop is larger than several lives.  Dad loves to learnContinue reading “The Irrepressible Fred Bishop”

Exactly as I Remember it… Excerpt VI

My paternal grandfather’s name was Halan Laverne Bishop.  He died before I was born.  He named his only son Fredrick Laverne Bishop.  For some reason, Laverne II dropped the “e” and named his only son Shane Lavern Bishop (that is me).  They tell me Laverne used to be a guy or girl’s name but thenContinue reading “Exactly as I Remember it… Excerpt VI”