“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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