Opinion

Going 15 rounds with dad

It did not take too many years into my teens to realize that while dad was my hero, he wasn’t exactly perfect. Dad came home from work at 5:15 every day and one day, while the news was showing a large, athletic man being led into a courtroom, dad proclaimed him, “just another militant bum

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Nature’s Perfection

by Bruce Wallace For hours this past weekend, my wife – with her trusty composite-wood, custom paddle – and I were the only two people left on earth. The Current River can make you feel that way. Without another canoe, kayak, drunk-on-a-floatation-device, or other amphibious vessel within sight, we paddled silently with only the birds

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It has been a year

by Travis Naughton Just over a year ago, our family took in two young children who were in need of a safe and loving home. For legal reasons, I cannot tell you about the circumstances that lead them to us, but I can tell you that we, as their relatives, saw an opportunity to give

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Dad Never Met an Uber

By Bruce Wallace It can be fun to spend money. But keeping track of what that cash is buying and where you are spending it? Not so much. And if you’re reading this and just sent a kiddo to prom and/or graduation, I feel your pain. If you’re reading this and have a kid in

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Shiny Side Up ‘tween the fenceposts

By Travis Naughton I would like to report for the first time ever following a Naughton family RV trip that last weekend’s getaway to Smithville Lake went off without a hitch. I would like to report that, but naturally I cannot. After all, it would not be a Naughton family outing without some measure of

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