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There is a mossy rock in the hollow behind our barn. It’s nestled under a canopy of oak, hickory, and pine trees. It’s a peaceful place. When my life gets crazy, I carve out enough time to visit … more
It is obvious that things are much different now than what I could ever imagine in my wildest dreams when I was young.  Whether this is good or bad is subject to debate and will differ with each … more
Perhaps you’ve heard the saying, “You can’t have a testimony without a test.” If anyone ever embodied that truth it was Job. He lost everything but his faith. His life was shaken to the core, … more
This coming Friday is graduation day for me. There won’t be any diplomas or gifts, exchanged, but the time I’ve spent has been life-changing. Friday is my last day of therapy. I’ve known … more
In the summer of 1956, when I woke up in Japan with Mount Fuji looming above me I was a long way from my childhood sanctuary in Big Ridge, Alabama, where I had been sheltered during my formative … more
Several generations of T.W. Martin graduates will get together in October to reminisce and celebrate their school pride.The Martin High School Reunion is planned for Saturday, Oct. 27 from 10 a.m. to … more
I frequently get asked questions about shade trees for planting in and around landscapes, recreational areas, and even natural areas.   There are many from which to choose, way to many to … more
The late August and September heatwave coupled with the lack of rain had my hopes of a colorful autumn fading. The dust on my truck was thick enough to plant potatoes. It looked like the leaves of … more
The world in which I was raised consisted of fifty-six acres of hilly terrain and plenty of trees to give a crosscut saw a good workout. This was not put to waste as my younger brother, Kenneth, and … more
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