An ordered life

From time to time, every man must pause for a moment of introspection. Is the life he’s living purposeful? Socrates stated that “The unexamined life is not worth living.” One tends to agree, but with the understanding that an unexamined life is unworthy not because it is unexamined but because, by being unexamined, its sins go without repentance. C. S. Lewis wrote in Mere Christianity, …

Remembrance

A message from a friend today alerted me to a series of newspaper articles: “For Alex“. Alex was my friend. I can hardly think of him without tears. He was one of nine men who were killed in combat in Iraq with my unit. All of the Soldiers in that unit were like my family. Every loss was difficult, to say the least. Every time …

The Frog I Met

Here’s a nonsense poem I wrote in 1999 during my last semester in college at The University of Alabama. The Frog I Met (By Sparky) Running in the fields today, I met a bullfrog in the hay. Red with yellow polka-dots, He was an odd fellow from an odd lot. Frog never jumped while I was there– He was too busy trying to grow hair. …