Papaw Lee

Papaw Lee Every October 12 I go back to a small house in the little town of Camargo, Kentucky. I remember parking just off the little road where my grandparents lived because there were far too many cars in the driveway to put my Mazda there. I got out of the car, unbuckled my one-year-old […]

It’s in My DNA

It’s in My DNA Every day has the possibility of changing our lives forever. A drunk man’s decision to get behind the wheel of an automobile can take the dearest person in all the world away from us. An employer’s asking to meet with us might mean the end of a promising position. A heated […]

It’s Not Rocket Science

It’s Not Rocket Science I vividly recall sleeping in what we boys called “Aunt Thelma’s room” at Mamaw and Papaw’s on April 12, 1981. Dad tiptoed in the room as not to wake my sleeping brothers and told me it was time to get up and come to the TV. Walter Cronkite was on live […]

The W-Word

The W-Word I’ve hated the “w-word.” I’ve become angry when my wife suggested it, and heaven forbid a nurse mention it at the doctor’s office. I can walk. I will walk. No matter how difficult. No matter the pain. No matter how it looked. No matter whom I offended. I was going to walk. “Wheelchair” […]

The Potter

The Potter When I wrote about the negative things I have learned from my illness, I noted that doctors are not God. God is God. God alone is God. No created being can take his place. He sits in majesty on high. Man, however, for one reason or another always thinks that he himself is […]