WEEKLY COLUMN


Cooking with Dad

“Dad, can we cook supper together tonight?” Are there any more beautiful words in the English language? Well, probably, but those were some pretty sweet […]

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Daddy Breakfasts

Every parent has a go-to breakfast. In our house, my wife typically makes the before-school morning meal. Most days, I was already at work while […]

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Jolly Senses

My senses are strongly connected to my memory. Something as small as a single thought can trigger a vivid recollection. But nothing brings back a […]

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Just Peachy

As I look at important calendar dates throughout the year— Christmas, Easter, my anniversary, my wife’s birthday, my kid’s birthdays, and home football games— there […]

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Graduation 2019

Eighteen years ago— almost to the day— my wife and I were at the hospital awaiting the birth of our second child, a son. It […]

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Mississippi On My Mind

“I think I hear a noisy old John DeereIn a field specked with dirty cotton lintAnd below the field runs a little shady creekAnd there […]

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Small Italian Spaces

It’s good to be back home in Mississippi. The adjustment period is over. The jet-lag is gone, and I have completely assimilated back into my […]

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Sacrifice

BARBERINO VAL D’ELSA, TUSCANY— There have probably been times in my life that I thought that I understood “sacrifice.” There might have been times I […]

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One Who Has Wintered Well

TAVARNELLE VAL D’PESA, ITALY— For the past two decades my body weight has fluctuated substantially, up and down, gaining and losing, in both directions. It’s […]

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Amsterdam

AMSTERDAM— For the 20 years I have written this column, I have never missed a week. Not one. No matter where I have been in […]

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