In college one of my roommates signed up for “Fight Night”, an annual two night event featuring boxing matches between college students.
I should’ve said no when he began talking smack. He’d already talked me into some really bad ideas before. Somehow I let him convince me to sign up “for fun”.
My “trainer” was a college buddy. His training regiment was simple: pizza and Rocky movies. I even called him, Mickey. It just seemed right.
When Fight Night rolled around, there were 800 to 900 students surrounding an honest to goodness, real life, professional boxing ring. After a dozen fights, it was time to get the gloves on.
Mickey said “we” had drawn a fight against the second string tight end for the SFA (our University) football team. I was nervous because I had zero, nada, zilch boxing experience, and all the sudden I wished we’d done more than eat pizza and watch Rocky movies. Continue reading Fighting Goliaths→
A car skid to a stand-still on the dirt road in front of my house some years back. Through the woods, I could see and hear three young men.
It wasn’t ordinary, and they were interested in something on the edge of my land. I armed myself, told my oldest three sons to wait where they were, fired up the truck and drove to where they were.
There were three college guys looking up a tree on the edge of the barbed wire fence on the property line. Way up at the top of a large pine tree was a huge mama raccoon looking down at the guys. About ten feet up, four baby coons were sitting on a tree limb. Continue reading Baby Coon Precious→
My daughter told me she was thinking about taking a college philosophy class as an elective!
I swallowed, hard.
My exposure to Philosophy 101 in college was a single day in class many, many moons ago. I dropped it the same day. I figured it was going to be a blow off elective course. I mean, easy, right? But when the sweater wearing professor came in with pointed shoes, coke bottle thick glasses and five pens in his pocket protector, well, there’s your sign. Continue reading Philosophy 101→
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