In the seventies the Cincinnati Reds were playing in massive Riverfront Stadium and they were in their glory. They were known as the Big Red Machine and they were a pennant-producing powerhouse. Summer nights I lay in my bed and listened to the heroics of Johnny Bench, Pete Rose, Dave Concepcion, George Foster, Ken Griffey, […]
On a Friday night before the Ludington Lakestride Half-Marathon we were eating a pre-race meal with the family in a little Italian Restaurant. During our dinner we were talking about my friend Dan, who is a Marathoner. He ran the Boston Marathon this year. He is very, very quick.
It is interesting to me that of the sins which brought judgment on Sodom gluttony is listed; “Look, this was the iniquity of your sister Sodom: She and her daughter had pride, fullness of food and abundance of idleness” – Ezekiel 16:49. Three things occur to me when I read this:
Last night Hope said; “Dad, even if you were fat I would still love you and I would still hug you and snuggle with you. When Kyle was a little boy he rode a school bus for one school year. In the morning I always brewed a pot of coffee and I would walk him […]
I don’t want to sound like a curmudgeon, but I still think at is rude to be loud in public as if everyone within blocks is interested in the details of your personal life. I’m still a little surprised that a man would think I would be interested in being an unwilling party to a […]
Sunday nights my parents always called my grandparents when they were alive and they caught up on the week. True to family tradition I punched Kyle’s number on my cell phone last night. I drove on a summer evening between fields of corn and beans and patches of woods and we talked. He told be […]