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Like many fathers before him, Zac once dreamed of playing catch in the yard with his son. However, since Wyatt has shown minimal interest in sports, they have bonded over video games instead. Thanks to the wonderful world of technology, they can … more
Editor’s note: This column first appeared in the Eagle in 2014. Imagine a large ironing board with a hinge and a swivel underneath the center of it and a big clamp on one end. Imagine lying down on the board, hooking your feet and ankles … more
Life is precious.  Those three words were about all I could muster on Friday morning as I tried to come up with some thought to describe the acts of violence that I had seen unfold in our country … more
These past few weeks the soil in our garden looked as if it had been kiln dried. I was afraid it would soon wither and die, but the weatherman promised we’d get rain, and this time he got it … more
The King James Version tells us, “Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord.” Notice the Lord did not say to judge others, to point fingers or to insult one another on Facebook. And yet we do. ”We” being Christians who … more
This is in response to your article in Sunday’s Daily Mountain Eagle “Attorney Clarifies Council’s Role...” You have to love (or loath) a politician. The city council and mayor of Jasper are … more
I am writing this letter based on my many years of study and experience in the area of economic and community development, but also with the intention of not offending anyone that may have an opinion … more
A few weeks ago, I started noticing some interesting videos that kept popping up on my Facebook newsfeed from the Living the Dream in Jasper page. The videos featured members of Jasper's Dream Community dancing with a special guest. The guests … more
I called it our all-American couple’s road trip. Zac and I traveled 1,300 miles through five states in three days, crossed three major rivers, visited two state capitals and toured two presidential libraries. The latter was the inspiration … more
As you might imagine, the question is not an uncommon one in a U.S. Army barracks in the wilderness of Missouri on a January weekend with sleet falling outside: “You want to play poker?” To which I always had to reply, “No, thanks. I … more
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