The Biscuit & Black Coffee Outlaw

biscuits

Sunday morning started with four cups of flour and Mama’s biscuit-cutter. There are two things my kids love better than anything — my biscuits and my carrot cake. The carrot cake is complicated to make. The biscuits are easy. So easy, in fact, the making of them calms me, transports me back to the Appalachian [Read More...]

How Profitable is Panhandling?

  Over the past few days there has been a panhandler on the corner where Highway 395 intersects with McDonald’s. As far as panhandlers goes, this guy is younger, and fitter than most. The cardboard sign that he holds up says he’s a war veteran. If my nephew, David  Spears, is any proof, that war [Read More...]

Love Wins but at what cost?

Jaman

  I worry about The Marine sometimes. He would scoff at me for that, so I’ve never made mention of it until now. The news reports of 29-year-old Jaman Iseminger of Indianapolis, In. are a reminder to me that there is a real cost to serving others the way Jaman did, the way The Marine [Read More...]


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