Willie Nelson's Guitar

I openly admit that I love Willie Nelson.  He is iconic.  Although Willie’s life personally stands for sustained, open rebellion, his artistry is vast and significant.  His music is simple, typically a simple acoustic instrument: either a piano or an acoustic guitar, a few rhythm instruments (some drums and a bass), and a simple melody…

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shrubbery

Today my father drove three hours to plant some shrubs for me.  He worked hard in the South Carolina sun for over six hours planting them (almost twenty shrubs in all).  He dug the holes by hand, no modern machinery today; my dad’s always been that way.  He dug the holes, planted the shrubs, and…

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tidbits

I totally love roast beef sandwiches with cheddar cheese on some wheat bread. I am diggin’ on the new Generation Unleashed worship CD. I’m feeling refreshed after a very productive day out of the office. I love how clean my carpets are.  I’m kind of a neat freak. I’m planting new shrubs with my father…

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Dirty.

I grew up in suburban Charleston, with houses right next door and dirty city air.  My family often escaped to a vacation home my parents owned in North Carolina, and when we did, we found ourselves in wide open space, which is extremely exciting to a ten year old boy. There was this time when…

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Cold Medicine.

Pollen is out in full force.  If you lived in the southeastern portion of the United States, you would understand this.  My black Volkswagen is now distinctly lime green.  This is quite troubling, especially if your nose doesn’t get along well with pollen, as mine chooses to do.   I wish the two could make up: the…

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Evenings.

Tonight I cooked steaks for dinner, took a bath (remember on Friends … the one where Chandler takes a Bath), and watched a movie in bed with my wife.  Really, could life get any better? I submit that it could not. Sometimes its just nice to be reminded again of what’s important.  

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the Elevator.

I’m trying to live life on the elevator. Elevators are automated devises that carry you upward (and maybe downward once they have already delivered you to your prior point of interest).  Once on the elevator, you don’t really do anything to move, except possibly press a button.  Upon pressing the previously mentioned button, you are…

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Bad Chairs. Hurting Butts.

My chair has no padding in it. Literally, I’m sitting on cardboard. Seriously. I think we bought this chair a year ago. Who knows. I like it. Its a good chair. It doesnt have armrests so I can play guitar without banging the guitar up. But it has no padding, which is a necessity for a chair, in my opinion. You know what I mean, a good chair has good padding. It’s supposed to. You sit in it, and it’s: “ahh, I sank for minutes”.

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