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Water, water everywhere, but not a drop to fish

That’s the way it was last week when I headed off to San Marcos, Texas for dinner with my sons and then on to Oklahoma to spend a couple of days with my Dad at Lake Eufala. We had planned to go fishing in Mexico during USW’s Spring Break but his health did not permit him to make what has become institutionalized as our annual Father-Son trip for more than three decades of fishing together somewhere interesting every year. Read More

Happy 70th Anniversary, Ivey and RoJean Massey

There’s not much I can tell my wife, at least not much that I can tell her to do in the form of either a directive or advice she will follow. That’s OK, we’ve been married long enough to disabuse me of the notion that my advice to her is needed, wanted, or even useful. Take sermons for example. Each week we usually have a discussion early in the week about the verse in the lectionary she will rely on for a seed of inspiration. I’ll hear it and instantly something will come to mind, and of course, I will feel compelled to share an idea. Each time, she patiently hears me out and then proceeds down a different path. Maybe my gift is helping her rule out what her sermon is not going to be about? Read More

Catching Up and Catching Our Breath

Wow! What a great Saturday morning we all had! At 10:00 AM in the Jack & Mabel Maddox Student Life Center I was privileged to observe my first commencement at the University of the Southwest. It was truly a wonderful event and celebration of the merits of being a Mustang. Starting on time, we still managed to graduate a larger than usual number of students (65) in person with another 129 who were eligible to graduate and elected not to appear onstage. Furthermore, we did it in what I am told is record time: 59 minutes! Even the weather was spectacular! Read More