The Lonely Man, the Curious Waitress, and the Splendor of Second Chances

Five years ago today, my mother suddenly passed away. Late in her life, she met the love of her life. At an upscale restaurant in a Minneapolis suburb, a lonely man and a curious waitress took a chance on each other and forever altered the course of their lives. Their story is a reminder that we are all given second chances, but it is up to us to seize them. Continue reading The Lonely Man, the Curious Waitress, and the Splendor of Second Chances

When A Baptist Church in Oklahoma City Turned Down Martin Luther King Jr. and Helped Alter the Course of History

A decade before he delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech, Martin Luther King Jr. was turned down for a position at a Baptist church in Oklahoma City. The story is a reminder that a constant force is shaping our lives and preparing us for something greater. Continue reading When A Baptist Church in Oklahoma City Turned Down Martin Luther King Jr. and Helped Alter the Course of History

Marie Tillman Once Again Honors Her Husband’s Legacy and Shows Us the Definition of Strength 

13 years ago, Pat Tillman gave his life for America. Today, his sacrifice is being used to shame NFL players on social media. Meanwhile, fighting for her husband’s legacy is Marie Tillman, who, since suffering unimaginable grief, has continuously showed us all what it means to be a hero. Continue reading Marie Tillman Once Again Honors Her Husband’s Legacy and Shows Us the Definition of Strength 

Take a Front Row Seat as Josh Abbott Band Attempts to Save Country Music

THE GUITAR STRUMMING abruptly commences leading to a prominent drum crash. It’s the opening salvo to Josh Abbott Band’s most recent release Front Row Seat. The album highlights the maturation process the Texas country music staple is currently experiencing. Front Row Seat as an album, when heard holistically, tells a story. It’s a story of love and loss. The album is structured in a way … Continue reading Take a Front Row Seat as Josh Abbott Band Attempts to Save Country Music

Have We All Lost Our $%&#$#% Minds? How Social Technology is Polarizing Us

The gunshots ring out, and I can’t believe how loud they are. You can hear them in perfect crispness over the speakers of my television. They were broadcast on a cable news network after being recorded by a simple device that we all now carry in our pockets. The audible pops of the gunfire were bone-chilling. The fact that they came not on the streets … Continue reading Have We All Lost Our $%&#$#% Minds? How Social Technology is Polarizing Us

The Departure: Reporting on Oklahoma City’s Independence Day Anguish

Let’s be perfectly clear. Grown men playing a silly basketball game is about as important as the latest Bachelorette gossip on this Independence Day weekend. With sadistic men successfully igniting bombs and shooting up night clubs while an American presidential election is making One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest look like uplifting family entertainment, really tall, athletic men who get paid ungodly amounts of money … Continue reading The Departure: Reporting on Oklahoma City’s Independence Day Anguish