In 1995, MGM studios released a movie starring Richard Dreyfus called Mr. Holland's Opus. The movie told the story of a high school music teacher whose sole ambition it was to write a great American symphony. As the story unfolds, viewers enter into this teacher's lifelong journey with music, experiencing the joys and struggles both… Continue reading Mr. Holland’s Opus
Love is taking a few steps backward, maybe even more, to give way to the happiness of the person you love.Winnie the Pooh I had to let go. I didn’t want to. After all, the minute that I let go of the back of her bicycle, it was a certainty that she would fall. Maybe… Continue reading When to Let Go
There is a song by Kenny Rogers about a young boy who walks outside one day with his ball and bat. When he finds the right spot in the open field near his home, he takes the ball and holds it out in front of him. Just before he throws it up into the air… Continue reading What a Pitcher!
“Find what scares you the most and go live there.”Unknown Nothing compares to a dad hug. They were only toddlers when super running hugs became as common as anything else in our home. I would kneel at one end of whatever hallway might be situated within our current home, my daughters barely containing their excitement… Continue reading Super Running Hugs
“It takes a long time to grow old friends.”Unknown Life takes time. As I stepped through the low-hanging doorway, the smell of aged bourbon barrels combined with old wood wafted toward me, carrying a scent that is unique to the Kentucky hills. Knowing that I have a bit of a fascination both with the distillation… Continue reading Aged to Perfection