Learning How to Be a Man

I have a friend who is a cattle farmer. I’ve always fancied myself to be a tough guy, but I’m not as tough as my friend Laslie. He’s been hardened by a life on the farm. Rain or shine, freezing or an Alabama “summer sauna” kind of day, he meets all his challenges with a […]

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My View of Easter Has Changed

Written across the bottom of this Polaroid in my mother’s cursive reads “Easter 1978”. Clinched tightly in me and my brother’s hands, posing there in the front yard, are the glorious treasures of Easter morning. Marshmallow Peeps, Chocolate Bunnies, Cadbury Eggs, and what seemed like a never ending supply of jelly beans that filled the […]