I had been on the road just shy of a week, and gone hundreds of miles through four states when we stopped to eat breakfast at a place called The Bear Trap. (more…)

Mama and I were enjoying a breezy evening on the front porch of a cabin in the Black Hills of South Dakota yesterday when our neighbors opened the door to their cabin.
We had different neighbors when the day started, but the new ones ā€” a man and his wife ā€” quickly spotted us. (more…)

I quit.
For a pretty good while last Thursday night, those two words were the only ones on the computer screen in front of me.
Iā€™d even joked about a plan to simply leave this column blank except the above words and ride off into the proverbial sunset. (more…)