Hot Springs, Guitars Have Souls, and the Prius

A few weeks ago, my brother Mike called asking a question: “Do you want my Toyota Prius?” His initial question led to my family driving to Hot Springs, Arkansas the following weekend. Which is the halfway point between Longview, Texas and Norfork, Arkansas. We got lunch and then spent the afternoon walking into various stores.Continue reading “Hot Springs, Guitars Have Souls, and the Prius”

The Great Hunt: Book 2 of the Wheel of Time – A Quick Review

I finished The Great Hunt: Book 2 of the Wheel of Time this morning. I liked it. Robert Jordan, the book’s author, is one of those authors where a bunch of “whatever stuff” plays out over the first four hundred and twenty pages of the book. The last forty pages however, stuff is going down!Continue reading “The Great Hunt: Book 2 of the Wheel of Time – A Quick Review”

Adoption: Life in the In-Between

The Hall Family has been living in the in-between, the “we could be adding to our family soon… or not”, for the past 3 years now. To say that my heart is indifferent, or even calloused, is an understatement. I’m tired of the process of: The caseworker sends us an email with a child’s pictureContinue reading “Adoption: Life in the In-Between”

I’ve Had Trouble Getting Into The Wheel of Time… Until Now

Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time series is a book series I have never been able to get into. The wheel turns and I will pick of the first book, read a few chapters, and then I manage to read something else. The first book, the first dabbling into Jordan’s world, feels too much likeContinue reading “I’ve Had Trouble Getting Into The Wheel of Time… Until Now”