“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
I got nothing. How many people have ever sat down, put their hands on a keyboard and come up with that? Countless? Usually I have an inspiration. Sometimes I just sit down and begin to write, and it comes. So here we go… It’s dreary outside. Been raining since yesterday. Gray. Supposed to quit soon if it hasn’t already. I think of the Carpenters song … Continue reading Rainy Days And Mondays
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
Well folks, 2015 is in our rear-view mirror and 2016 is upon us. As the Grateful Dead ponders the passage of time in their song, Uncle John’s Band, “Oh, oh but I want to know, where does the time go?” Beats me. And when you’re well to the north side of of six decades on this spinning blue marble, that line rings ever so true. … Continue reading Grateful, But Not Dead Yet
I will jump right in with a keen grasp of the obvious. It’s BOWL season! Well, duh! We’re surrounded by bowls and they’re closing in on us ($1 to Dr. Hunter S. Thompson for that bit of inspiration). If you substitute the word idiots, for bowls, then you have the good doctor’s quote exacto. Much of our chatter about bowls comes in the form of … Continue reading Bowl Me Over!
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)
“ 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?
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?
Oh mystery of Christ. God incarnate. Flesh and blood. Comes to us today, in the everyday. The ordinary. Open our eyes that we may see. Open our ears that we may hear. Open our hearts that we may receive. In the eyes of the elderly. In the smile of a child. In the laughter of a friend. To see with the eyes of Christ. To … Continue reading A Prayer
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