Tribe of Blood Kin

Roger. Me

“I sustain myself with the love of family.” ― Maya Angelou They told him he has six months to live. With or without the treatment. So my cousin Roger stopped chemo cold turkey, decided that he wanted to live whatever life he has left awake, engaged, fully conscious. Roger has colon cancer. It had already reached [Read More...]

The Gordon of Crossville, TN

Christian Bend Sign

  My buddy Gordon took this photo on April 16, 2007. I know the date because we had just crossed over the Holston River in Gordon’s red truck when the DJ on the country radio station stopped the music for breaking news. “There’s been a shooting at Virginia Tech,” he said. 32 people were killed. [Read More...]

Looking Up Instead of Ahead

Baloons

You don’t know how strong you are until strong is your only choice. You don’t know how creative you are until creativity is your only choice. Up. Up. Up. We should all learn to look up instead of ahead.  [Read more...]


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