Adventures in Imperfection · Life is a Highway

If You’re Afraid of a Journey, Don’t Buy Shoes

Each weekday, my son is up and out the door at 5:30 a.m. for Washburn Football work-outs. Even though he’s responsible for his alarm, the mama in me still sets a Kramer just in case. Dane didn’t need prompted to get out of bed this morning, but I did. I’d planned to run, water the… Continue reading If You’re Afraid of a Journey, Don’t Buy Shoes

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Walking Through Nashville

I have a meeting to prep for, blogs to read, and hundreds of e-mails to answer. 604 e-mails, to be exact. Sorry about that, y’all. Some of those are from you. I’ve never let my inbox get that full before, and I’m putting it off for another night. Instead, I want to end a long day… Continue reading Walking Through Nashville

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Hike: A Guest Post by Kristen Rybandt

In the first five minutes of our hike, we saw a dead mole, a tiny wet organ that looked like a roasted red pepper and a tree with He’s Watching scrawled across its trunk. If I hadn’t been so excited about the tuna fish sandwiches and snacks we’d brought, I would have seen them for… Continue reading Hike: A Guest Post by Kristen Rybandt

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There’s No Business Like Snow Business: A Guest Post by Paul Curran

  via A guest post by Paul Curran Damn weather – I cursed as I drove my tractor-trailer into yet another snowstorm, seven in seven days. A break would be nice. Now that darkness had descended, the blowing snow screaming horizontal in the wind drew the heat from the windshield so fast that even with… Continue reading There’s No Business Like Snow Business: A Guest Post by Paul Curran

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Whiskey Nights

twenty-one fresh and fragile I snuck into my mother’s makeup drawer threw on some name brand mask and clunked across the living room floor in the in-between life was lived in the car seat with the cigarette burns sidewalks under yellow street lamps in the shakes and pours of whiskey nights I met him among… Continue reading Whiskey Nights

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Long Trip Alone (Life is a Highway Vol. 6)

It’s a long trip alone over sand and stone That lie along the road that we all must travel down So maybe you could walk with me a while And maybe I could rest beneath your smile Everybody stumbles sometimes and needs a hand to hold ‘Cause it’s a long trip alone Maybe I could… Continue reading Long Trip Alone (Life is a Highway Vol. 6)

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Hometown Merry-go-Round (Life is a Highway Vol. 5)

“The ache for home lives in all of us. The safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.” ― Maya Angelou, All God’s Children Need Traveling Shoes ~~~~ As much as I hate to write with stereotypes, I’ll be the first to admit that I am one. If you looked… Continue reading Hometown Merry-go-Round (Life is a Highway Vol. 5)