It was the day after Thanksgiving. As a police officer, Samuel was preparing to go on patrol, but he had to fill out the required reports first. Paperwork was the thing he hated most. He much preferred to be out on the streets. He finished his reports and looked at his assignment. He was going to
“That’s just about the most amazing thing ever!” he said.
This buffet lunch was the last part of our scouting high adventure. As we had planned the week, the boys made one request tha
During this time of year, in the west, we are often faced with dry conditions leading to major wildfires. Thi
Underhand fast-pitch softball was big in the communities before World War II, and Dean was a crazy fast pitcher at it, with an emphasis on crazy. His pitches were incredibly fast, but they were also all over the place. He and some of his brothers would play every c
Juan would eat a hot pepper and say, “
On Tuesday of one week, I had been asked by the congregational leaders to take a new assignment with the young men. The announcement would be
With Christmas coming,
When the Boy Scouts came around wanting to rake his leaves, he shooed them away, telling them he was capable of doing his own yard work. When he hurt hi
“Hey, everyone, how would you all like to join us for a game of Murder in the Dark?”
She works at McDonald
David turned to Jim and asked, “Jim, did you sign up for
“I am a graffiti artist,” he said.
“Not like the graffiti on buildings and trains, though, right?” I asked.
“Well,” he said
“Daris, I would like you to teach the lesson next week.”
“Are you going to be gone?” I asked.
It was the early days of the internet, and most people didn’t know anything about it yet. A teaching salary didn’t pay all of the bills for my family, so I worked evenings for a government contractor developing technologies that would help lea
David raised his hand. “You really want us to talk to you about our test?”
“Yes,” I rep
I had only been a scoutmaster for a short time when I first saw this. The boys had earned a few merit badges, and we were having
“We had lots of great times and new adventures,” was the r
Bruce suggested that we all pool our money and buy one bigger gift. He said he would be in charge of purchasing it. Curious as to what he had in mind, we gave him our money, totali