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Motorcycle Man And Wife

As a rancher I have quite a few old pieces of machinery sitting around under my tree lines and in my fields. They are usually outdated and have been replaced by new, more efficient models. A couple of years ago I traded my old wore out 1953 Ford Golden Jubilee Tractor to an old man […]

What The Zoo Taught Me About Successful Fathering

What The Zoo Taught Me About Successful Fathering

Well it’s been months since my last blog and two months since our third boy, Gabriel was born. Whoever said “It’s all the same after your second one” was so wrong. At least for me. As an avid outdoorsman I purely enjoy my time in the sun but starting over again with an infant in […]

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Mi Casa Es Su Casa: Our Foreign Exchange Student

This year marks a first for my family. A BIG first. Something that we never thought we’d do or that we even considered before. As a matter of fact, this was so far off our radar that we’d have come closer to joining a commune. It’s funny how things change so quickly. How new possibilities […]

Camping Smokies

Return to the Smokies, Part 2

So there we were. Right smack dab in the middle of the Smokies in the middle of nowhere, feeling ready for adventure. And let me tell you, the Smokies brought all the adventure we could stand by the end of the weekend. Ever have one of those days where nothing seems to go right? This […]

TP in the Smokies

Return To The Smokies Part 1

It’s been three years since my last adventure on horseback in the Smoky Mountains. It was an adventure I will never forget and full of great accomplishments like traveling into a land on my horse that most will never see the beauty of. It was a learning experience as well. The Smoky Mountains are an […]

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10 Reasons I Love America

10. The Grub       America has the best food in the world because IT IS the food of the world. Nowhere else will you find such a diverse variety of cultural delicacies. Philly Cheese steak, Chicago Style Pizza, Texas BBQ, Louisiana Cuisine and Mom’s Apple Pie are just a short list of why […]

Stained Glass Forest

Stained Glass Forest

I’ll never forget days gone by of me as a little boy, taking a walk  in the woods of Louisiana. The smell of those tall pines takes me back to a simpler time when the only thing that mattered was being home for dinner. The “woods” were a sanctuary for me. Nature was a place […]

Power Squats for Optimal Parenting

Power Squats; Heavy Lifting for Optimal Parenting

News Flash! Parenting is tough! It challenges every fiber in your being. Some weeks I feel great…I stayed patient, and calm; I listened to their needs and empathized with their struggles;  I shut down the laptop and say “yes” to the things that are important to them. Other weeks are the opposite…I’m quick to anger […]

When Daddies Die

As I think back on my childhood, I recall a trip with mom and dad to papaw’s house. I remember dad leading me into a dim-lit room to say hi to papaw who previously suffered from a stroke. He wasn’t very lucid and though I knew he loved me, he was a hollow shell of […]

Single Parent Dating Tips: how do you find time?

Time and Tide: Six Tips for Single Parent Dating

No, no, no – not the “tide” as in tides of change or the ebb and flow of life. Tide as in the laundry detergent. Between my professional life, being a dad and needing to do household chores, my time is limited, especially for Bruce time. No, not like “me” time, I mean “Bbbrruuuccceee time” […]

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