Sports: Off the Porch

Apr. 17, 2013 @ 03:07 PM

Off the Porch: The miracle of a singing bird

Life is hectic these days, of that there is no doubt. Sometimes we just need to stop and spend a little time thinking about what’s really valuable.




Mar. 15, 2013 @ 04:31 PM

Off the Porch: Heirloom guns



Feb. 01, 2013 @ 03:19 PM

Off the Porch

One thing I always remember Uncle Evander saying was this — “If you’re going to procrastinate, do it now.”




Dec. 22, 2012 @ 09:24 AM

Off the Porch: What makes a good Christmas

There are a million Christmas programs it seems. Some are downright irritating to me but one will stop me in my tracks and put me on the sofa until the credits run.


Dec. 15, 2012 @ 02:38 PM

Off the Porch: Hot guns for Christmas

The world has changed. Suddenly, we have main stream TV shows about guns. The most watched A&E TV show in history is the Christmas special of a family of self-professed rednecks who make duck calls. Today it seems everyone wants a gun and wants to learn to shoot.


Nov. 30, 2012 @ 05:13 PM

Off the Porch: Do you still have the fire in your belly?

It’s a tough thing to leave a warm bed and go out into harsh conditions. My watch reported a time of 10:20 p.m. and it was time for me to go out and fish. I’d been sleeping since 7 p.m. and now it was time to fish.


Nov. 16, 2012 @ 06:40 PM

OFf the Porch

Today, most folks would think dropping in at supper time inconsiderate, but in my family, we saw it as a way of life. Perhaps, some would think my family was inconsiderate, but I think it was because we were close.


Nov. 16, 2012 @ 03:53 PM

Off the Porch: Supper is almost ready

Today, most folks would think dropping in at supper time inconsiderate, but in my family, we saw it as a way of life. Perhaps, some would think my family was inconsiderate, but I think it was because we were close.


Nov. 09, 2012 @ 03:07 PM

Off the Porch

A memory can be triggered by a myriad of experiences. Most of the time, I have little idea of why I remember some obscure event or time in my life; this memory was different.


Oct. 31, 2012 @ 03:55 PM

OFF THE PORCH: Front porch reunions

This week, my cousin Darrel, from Indiana, dropped by for a visit. I was just beginning a shooting lesson with a client when his van pulled up the driveway. He and his daughters, Roxie and Harriet, were on a trip back to his North Carolina home and just dropped by to reconnect.