First Lines

“You walked into the party like you were walking onto a yacht.” When I sat down at the computer this AM, that is the first thing that popped into my mind. Where in the hell did that come from? Life is odd. Minds are, often, uncontrollable. You’re so vain. “Vanity of vanities,” says the Preacher; “Vanity of vanities, all is vanity.” Ecclesiastes 1:2  NKJV What’s it like … Continue reading First Lines

Auburn vs. Arkansas: 23 1/2 Days and Counting

I don’t know about you folks, but I am chomping at the bit to get the 2014 college football season underway! There are twenty one days before we get some SEC action and two days after that the first full slate of games kick off. Bring it on! The Auburn Tigers and the Arkansas Razorbacks square off at 4:00 PM EDT on Saturday August 30th … Continue reading Auburn vs. Arkansas: 23 1/2 Days and Counting

Top Ten Tuesday (With a Teaser or Two)

I was recently asked, by our Executive Editor here at Campus Pressbox, Damien Bowman, to select ten people for the Baseball Hall of Fame off the 2016 ballot. I did. And here they are: Mike Piazza Jeff Bagwell Tim Raines Larry Walker Ken Griffey, Jr. Nomar Garciaparra Jeff Kent Fred McGriff Edgar Martinez Alan Trammel I attempted not to choose any known “juicers”. No Bonds, … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday (With a Teaser or Two)

O Defense, Where Art Thou?

“ I am a man of constant sorrow.” Surely you remember that great song, done by the Soggy Bottom Boys, from the movie whose name spawned the title of this piece. The opening line of that traditional American folk tune surely seems to ring true for the Auburn family, and particularly where defense is concerned. Just when things began to appear to take shape… BOOM! … Continue reading O Defense, Where Art Thou?

Georgia vs. Miami: Who Got The Best Deal?

If you follow college football at all, by now you know that the University of Georgia has hired Alabama defensive coordinator, Kirby Smart to be their head football coach. You also know that the University of Miami has hired, recently deposed, GEORGIA head coach, Mark Richt as their CEO. Welcome to this edition of “As the Coaching Carousel Turns: Dawgs and Canes”, or “Sanford or … Continue reading Georgia vs. Miami: Who Got The Best Deal?

Christ

Sacred and profane. Heaven and hell. Spiritual and physical. Light and darkness. Somewhere between. You and I. First and last. Most and least. Where do we fall? How do we climb? Out of the abyss and into the light. Grace and peace. Love and light. Comfort and mercy. Bread and wine. Body and blood. God incarnate. Christ Among us. With us. In us. Through us. … Continue reading Christ