The Best Time of My Life

It's late and we've just gotten home from flying in from Barbados, but I've got to write all this down now while it's fresh on my mind. From January 3 to now, this has unequivocally been the best time of my life.

If you read my last post, you know that I married my best friend, Courtney Moser, on Friday, January 3. It was a small, beautiful ceremony at the renovated Providence Cotton Mill in Maiden, NC with just my parents, her mother and family friend, and our two kids, Avett and Kynlee,...

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The Last Year or So, and What’s to Come in 2020

2019 was a year I will never forget. I read an article recently on The New York Times about how the "2010s were the end of normal"...and 2019 undoubtedly put a resounding exclamation point on that statement. I won't get in much detail, but for me...it was a good thing.

For what it's worth, I feel like things got better from 2010 to 2020, as indicative in this photo below. Since 2018, though, life has shown me greater things than I ever thought imaginable.

Following a very trying...

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“It’s only a dream until you write it down. Then it becomes a goal.”: Emmitt Smith, San Diego, and Returning to the West Coast

I'm sitting here in the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, California, where I return for the first time since 2015 when I was here for the Winner's Celebration event for Farm Bureau Insurance. San Diego is just a beautiful as it was then, though I've learned twice now that sunny Southern California isn't as warm as one would think this time of spring. While I'd love to be outside, I am instead seated comfortably inside, away from a brisk cold wind that has...

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Going Home

This weekend I journeyed to a small town in northeastern North Carolina that I have the privilege of calling home.

A populous of slightly less than 600 people, Jackson has always been a charming place, equipped with all the essentials of Southern living, including but not limited to the local churches, fine Southern architecture, and local eateries that always delight. I regret that I was not able to enjoy the Embassy Cafe, though, as they are not open on the weekend, but if you ever get...

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