Jonathan and me at the Indian cave in 2010.By Gary D. MyersAnyone who knows me well knows one thing: I don’t get lost. I don’t get lost in the car. I don’t get lost in the woods. I just don't get lost.I have one rule for not getting lost and one tool for not getting … Continue reading An Unexpected Journey: New appreciation for the word ‘lost’ – Part One
By Gary D. MyersThe Old City of Jerusalem never fails to deliver something new and interesting. Each visit It is a filled with unique sights, smells and sounds. Jerusalem didn’t disappoint June 8 when I entered the Damascus Gate just as the Muslims were leaving the Mosques after Friday prayers. The city gave me a … Continue reading Strolling through Jerusalem’s Old City: Like a look inside my soul
I dig New Orleanshistory.Literally, I dig it. On Jan. 7, I volunteered at an archaeological excavation in the French Quarter sponsored by the Greater New Orleans Archaeology Program at the University of New Orleans. It was a neat experience.Three hundred years of occupation by several distinctly different cultures makes New Orleans a history-rich environment. There … Continue reading It’s all about context
My heart raced as I clicked the link I found at newok.com, The Daily Oklahoman’s website. I quickly scanned the list of Oklahoma post offices that are being studied for closure. I hoped against hope that I wouldn’t see Calvin, Okla. (pop. 279) on the list. I nervously read the list several times before I … Continue reading The zip code you don’t want – 00000
Baseball is a lot like life. At times it is slow and boring. Other times all the pressure seems to fall on you. There’s nothing like the excitement you feel when you are batting or when a hard-hit ball is coming your way. Like life, baseball requires knowledge, individual skill and the ability to work … Continue reading More than a game
This summer Kimberly and I will mark a significant milestone in our relationship. We met in May of 1991 – 20 years ago. Then in November we’ll celebrate 17 years of marriage. Both numbers seem impossible. Neither rolls easily off the tongue. How did so much time pass so quickly? The summer of 1991 was … Continue reading 20 Years Ago … Really?