Welcome to the Future

While sitting on my porch this evening, watching the kids run around with sparklers, a familiar song came on and my mind began to drift. Actually, after attending two different firework shows this weekend, the entire holiday has been a trip down memory lane. The sounds, the smells, the patriotic buzz in the air, all... Continue Reading →

Summer Heat Has Me Beat

It’s hot. I could finish the column with just that statement and it would be the most accurate thing I’ve ever written. With baseball camps in full swing, I tried to imagine shivering in a deer stand on a cold December day to get through the day. It didn’t work. Sweat continued to pour out... Continue Reading →

Fishing for Father’s Day

My ears rejoiced at the sound of the water slapping the sides of my boat as it crept upstream. I open the throttle up and the sound of the engine drowns everything out. The warm air hits so hard that I have to turn my cap around to keep from losing it. The sun is... Continue Reading →

Red Snapper Season is Upon Us

The Gulf Coast Red Snapper season is officially in full swing. According to reports from local anglers, you’d be hard pressed to find a location where there are fish without wrestling with multiple other boats. As inconveniencing as that may sound, it’s a good thing. Given the fallout of the BP oil spill in 2010,... Continue Reading →

Teach Your Children Well

Like millions of other Americans, it’s hard to get the horror that occurred in Texas out of my mind. I cannot comprehend the hurt that the parents are feeling. Losing a child has to rank at the top of the most difficult things one could face in a lifetime. My heart goes out to the... Continue Reading →

The Log That Keeps On Giving

For the next couple of weeks our area will celebrate hundreds of graduating seniors. Ceremonies are being held at all of our local high schools, and our two universities (William Carey and the School Across Town) have already held their commencements. Many, if not most, will all wonder the same question, “What do I do... Continue Reading →

Against the Odds

The best thing about coaching college baseball is getting to watch guys have success that deserve it. It doesn’t always happen, life isn’t always fair. But when it does, it’s truly a special thing to witness. Last year, after what I consider a lengthy drought (10 years), we got to watch our guys hoist the... Continue Reading →

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