July 13, 2016 @ 2:22 PM
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May 17, 2016 @ 12:27 AM
I should give lessons on how to build a bridge in the country. Why? Because for ten years I was very proud of that fact. A worker and I built a sixteen foot span across our creek so I could dive right over into our back fields. We bought lunber and worked on it. For ten years I drove large and small tractors over that bridge, always looking at the creek on both of sides of me because the clear water trickled down with God-given beauty and made me feel at peace with the world.
On one particular occasion i was driving my biggest tractor across the bridge with by bush hog cutter on the back. As usual I got to the center and looked to my right. The water was beautiful and it occurred to me that it ...
April 12, 2016 @ 3:05 PM
One of the things that plagues an author is having someone come up and say: "Hi, Russ!" I look and know I have seen that person before but no name comes to mind. Worse, there are times when I draw a complete blank. Why does this upset me? Because every person is important and they deserve to be remembered. I chide myself that such a thing is impossible because we sometimes speak to as many as three hundred people at any given event. This does not include other authors, employees and vendors.
I have opened a photo album and have started collecting photos so at least I can refer to them and find out who the person was. Recently at Centre College, a lovely, tall woman called my name and it ...