Good Morning Again…from Orange Beach!

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This photograph is what the sky looked like at the beach this morning.  It was about 6:15, the water was beautiful, but it was an odd sunrise. At least I’d never seen one like it. Was that a straight cloud coming out of the bigger one. Yep. What the heck? As the morning grew brighter, […]

The Answer is Probably “No.”

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Every year, about this time, I field a handful of inquiries from a head football coach or his staff. Often, someone else talked to them about me months earlier and for whatever reason at the time, no one reached out. Now, however, if the season is not going as they had hoped it might, some […]

Ten Years Later

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Yes, the official release date is June 12, but to be assured of obtaining a copy, you can pre-order here right now. “But wait,” you say, “haven’t I read this book before?” My sly, cagey answer would be, “No. No, you haven’t. At least, not this book.” Here’s the story… Eleven years ago, The Traveler’s Gift had established itself […]

Introducing: Henry Hodges Needs a Friend

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Know what I’m going to miss most when my kids are all grown up? The little things. Back when my boys were a bit younger, I loved reading to them before bedtime. We would surround ourselves with pillows and I’d let them turn the pages as I read. My favorite books were always the funny […]

Letter to the Editor

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This morning, I am looking at a “letter to the editor” that I cut from our local newspaper.  It’s been professionally framed and I’m deciding where in my office it should hang.  As I sit at my desk, looking for the perfect spot, I am thinking about our upcoming holiday. . . When I was […]

My All-Time Favorite Books

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Many readers have written in asking what my all-time favorite books are. In this video post, I name a few favorites and explain why it’s so important to read both nonfiction and fiction.     Video Notes:   My favorites are all over the map. I started getting serious about books when Jones started giving […]

The Noticer Returns Interview

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As you may know, my new book, The Noticer Returns, released this week! In anticipation of release week, my team sat me down and asked a few questions about the book. We discussed everything from common parenting mistakes to unexpected surprises you’ll find as you get further into this new tale about Jones, the Noticer. […]