My Face Is On Fire!

I woke up this morning and looked in the mirror – my face was splotchy red, like I’d been hit with a stick a hundred times in the middle of the night. Normally that’s caused in the middle of the night by my wife hitting me a hundred times with a stick (I snore terribly). But since I fell asleep […]

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Welcome To Centertown – Population: You

It almost felt that small. Centertown, Missouri’s population was actually 257 when my bride and I recently passed through. Centertown is unique; their definition of “town square” veers from the literal. While most towns in the world identify a “square” as a geometric shape with four sides and four corners, Centertown identifies their town square as having five intersecting roads, […]

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A Very Moving Experience

The horrible experience of house hunting and then the unavoidable moving day has finally come to an end for me and my bride, Robin. Every time we visited an open-house we felt like the selling agent had just transferred from Bob’s Used Cars. “So, Mr. Marlar, what’s it going to take to get you into this house today?” “Zero-percent financing […]

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Late Night Intruders…

It’s frightening to find out that sometime in the middle of the night intruders entered your home while you were asleep. It’s even more terrifying when your alarm goes off and you discover the intruders are still in your home. I didn’t hear anything. I didn’t even sense the presence of an invader, but I was shocked into awareness when […]

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