I’ve heard plenty of people say that marriage is easy. I’ve heard just as many say it’s hard. I lean towards the latter. Loving someone and working to make a marriage work are two very different things to me. Lisa and I have had struggles from the beginning. We both have had life experiences that […]
Tying flies is like artwork. There’s a certain finesse to it. My wife made the mistake of comparing it to crafts. Once. As someone who ties commercially, I am expected to keep up to a certain standard. I want people to say “that’s a nice fly,” not “that’s a nice fly for a dude with […]
In my 30 years on this Earth, I’ve experienced more than the average guy. I have and continue to deal with combat experiences, losing an arm, coming to grips with knowing I’ll never be able to live out my dream of an Army career and having to endure a complete job transformation, overcoming alcoholism, anger […]
When Lisa and I heard in the ultrasound room “You’re having a girl”, my exact words were “Dear God help me”. The thought of having a little girl terrified me beyond comprehension. All I could picture was the teen years. Terrifying. There’s a saying that touches on a father’s fear.
“Hey dude. Do you still have your Class A’s all squared away? You know as a retiree, you’re supposed to keep a uniform ready…” “Do I look like someone that keeps a uniform squared away?” “Lol. You know I’m getting pinned next month. I’d be honored if you’d be there. I think it would be […]
Hey y’all. This is my first attempt at a blog post- be gentle. Let’s get one thing clear….. I am NOT a writer! I will most likely not use correct grammar. I use words like y’all and cut g’s off of words like fishin’ and huntin’; comes with the territory here in Virginia. I wanted […]