Saving Chicago

Dammit, why am I always late? This one wasn’t my fault at all, but I will concede that it is a trend. After 20 hours of checkpoints - national, state, civic, militia - I was at least in the right city. By the time I arrived at my actual destination, James Nelson wasn’t at his…

Optimism

Most people think of me as a pessimist. I don’t think that’s quite fair. I prefer to think of myself more like Batman: a contingency plan for every eventual bad situation. Perhaps that I think of them as eventual is what makes it pessimism. Of course not every bad thing that can happen will happen,…

Mum’s Allergic to the Sun

“I love you so much Hailey.” “I love you too GG!” she said, throwing her arms around her grandmother and planting a kiss on her cheek that lingered. Linda lit up just like she always did when her grandkids were there.  “Come on sweetie, let’s go get ready for the game. Say goodbye,” Greg said…

I Should Have Kept My Big Mouth Shut

If you’re only vaguely familiar with Bible stories and it’s been a while since your last Sunday School class you won’t likely remember much more than Noah’s Ark and anything you saw in The Prince of Egypt. If you are a more mid-level observer of the Christian faith, you may be familiar with the only…

An Allegory

Years ago a relative of mine died and left me an inheritance. A note with it read: “Tend to this to get what is best, that which you love.”  The executor went on to explain that some money had been put in a trust for me. I could put money into the account if I…

A Treatise On Why You Should Not Headbutt People

Since I started this blog there have been some sagas that people have been interested in. I have been regularly asked by readers how things are going with our neighbour and with our basketball team. Today we add to the basketball saga.  Full disclosure, I haven’t had a great track record with basketball leagues. I’ve…

Outta the Closet and Into the Fire

So here is the revelation of the worst kept secret: all of Charles Young Writing is authored by me, Tom More. Now of course, most of you knew this. Most of you knew this because I told you directly. There may be a few of you as well who saw through the thin veil of…