Parachute Powell: A visit with a Modern-Day Zeb

Powell.

While making an appearance at Litchfield Books in South Carolina, I had the opportunity to interview a World War II veteran. Powell was parachute infantryman during World War II. A job he volunteered for, after volunteering for the Army. Like an elder Jimmy Fallon, the handsome Powell is quick to laugh and does so often. [Read More...]

Rethinking Lent

Lent

When I was growing up in the Bible Belt no one ever mentioned Lent. I didn’t know a single adult who participated in the practice. I never saw people walking around town with a thumbprint of ashes on their foreheads. Seems to me that Baptist were sacrificing stuff all the time — we didn’t really [Read More...]


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