May 27, 2019

I remember opening a cassette tape as a kid in 1996 and pulling out the lyrics sheet to learn the words as quickly as I could for Leann Rimes’ album “Blue.” My mom allowed me to play it in the car when it was just us so we could learn the songs together. That’s one of my favorite memories. I LOVED that album and I loved that my mom and I could share it together.

Music has such a power over us. It a...

April 9, 2019

You have probably seen my son’s preschool on either the Weather Channel, NBC, Fox News, or some other national media outlet. Those are the ones I’ve seen it on. I guess that's not a bad bit of publicity for a 3-year-old.

My son, Jude attends Mt. Zion Preschool in West Paducah, Kentucky (pictured above on March 14, 2019; you can see more photos and read stories about the storm here: WPSD Local 6's n...

March 6, 2019

It was inevitable really. In our world, there's no such thing as too good to be true. Too good really means untrue, or it means that someone is waiting, meticulously planning, trying to find the right moment to prove that good people don't exist. Several months ago, an actor that I like, Chris Pratt, flew on my radar as an uncommon beacon of light in Hollywood's world of seemingly endless darkness...

February 8, 2019

When I was a kid, I would hear the story of Jesus and wonder why in the world he would let people be mean to him and not do anything about it. I would think how much of a pansy he seemed to be. Why wouldn't he just fight back when they were hitting him with a whip and beating him senseless? Didn't he have any power at all?

It took me a long time to sort through my confusion and realize just how pow...

February 1, 2019

Kayla, my wife, is an amazing teacher. I know that without ever having sat in her classroom for a single lesson. I know it because everywhere we go, young people ages 14 to 21 run to her just to say hi. I had maybe a teacher or two in my life that I would have acknowledged while in public, never at the risk of embarrassing myself. These kids lose all sense of self, and it doesn't matter how many y...