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A lesson in perspective

Published on August 20, 2012 in Featured, Life

I love the beach. I mean, I REALLY love the beach. Melissa and I took Hadley to Gulf Shores, Ala., on his first trip to the beach recently. He and I got in the water the first time Friday afternoon, and you would have been

 
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Send in the adults. Don’t bother, they’re here.

My friend Trent Beeman left for college yesterday. I have known Trent for the past six years, so I have watched him progress through his teenage years into a remarkable young man. College will be a great adventure for him. God is working through him

 
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A Happy Fourth of July

Published on July 6, 2012 in Life

Hadley help me photograph the Fourth of July this year. Last year the holiday didn’t go quite the way we planned. It started well enough, but it ended with us standing in the rain and then missing the fireworks entirely. But this year it went

 
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So Long, Andy. Tell Aunt Bea that Scooter Said Hey

Published on July 4, 2012 in Life

When I heard the news that Andy Griffith had died, my first thoughts were for my friend Teddy Allen. But soon my thoughts turned to Poor Horatio. As I was growing up, Andy Griffith and Sheriff Andy Taylor simply were the same person. I think

 
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The pen is mightier than the QWERTY

Published on May 18, 2012 in Life, Uncategorized

Here at A Race Odyssey, what you get is the real me, slightly filtered by the Delete key. I have tried recently to go paperless in my life. After all, I’m an “Internet guy,” managing blogs, websites and social media, right? Yet I have stacks

 
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A very special birthday surprise

Published on May 2, 2012 in Life, Love

My wife is amazing… Several months back we had discussed taking a little family trip as my birthday present this year. So the truth is, I wasn’t expecting to take that trip ON my birthday, which was this past Saturday. I figured we’d have a

 
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Dick Clark will always be “America’s Oldest Teenager”

Published on April 19, 2012 in Life

I went through a lot of emotions this afternoon after I heard that Dick Clark had died of a heart attack. He was 82, but he will always be remembered as “America’s Oldest Teenager.” I never was a fan of “American Bandstand” in the sense

 
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Verdict’s still out on jury duty

Published on April 13, 2012 in Leadership, Life

I pulled the letter from the mailbox and immediately started to panic. The only words I saw on the envelope were my name and “CADDO PARISH SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT.” Oh no, did I get one of those secret camera tickets for running a yellow light? It’s

 
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My open letter to the running industry

Published on April 10, 2012 in Featured, Running

Dear maker of running shoes/apparel/equipment: Thank you for all you do to make running fun and enjoyable. Without all of your latest barefoot-running technology, we would all be out there running, well, barefoot. I do have a bone to pick with you, however. When it

 
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Here’s to you, Thomas Robinson

Published on April 3, 2012 in Jayhawks

This is my public thank you to Thomas Robinson. Thank you for adding your contribution this year to the Kansas Jayhawk basketball legacy. Robinson, a junior forward, averaged a double-double this year and led the Jayhawks to the National Championship game. First runner up when

 
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