Month: October, 2012

Vintage – Good Game

I was just remembering Environmental Law and what a great class that was.  She went all out for us.  On Halloween she really did us right.  I may not be exceptional math student but I wouldn’t trade 999 days for one day in Rosemary’s class.

Thank you, Rosemary.  Good game!



Vintage – Real Courage

It didn’t take me long to figure out that professional tennis was a tough gig.  Tennis is a meritocracy that brutally cuts the field in half with each round, so if I wanted to see all my players, I had to do a lot of moving around in the first and second rounds.  ~ Fritz Glaus

My nephew Garret’s football team came in 2nd in the championship game today.  Unfortunately this was not one that could be blamed on the officials.

Truth be told I have a very hard time watching football.  It’s not that I don’t appreciate the hard work and the effort they put into it.  Nor is it the fact that I was never able to play.  It’s just something I never acquired a taste for.

I didn’t eat green vegetables untill I was sixteen and the only reason I did it was to impress a girl that I was out on a date with.  But after a few dates I really loved to eat my green vegetables.  Thanks Heather!

I’m so proud of my nephew and his family.  My big brother is pretty cool and laidback.  Even if they’d have won it wouldn’t have mattered much to me.  To me it was a personal victory because I got up the courage to go even when I didn’t feel like it.  Kind of like eating green vegetables.

A good friend of mine Renea said something one time I hope I’ll never forget.  She said, “It’s better to come back than to get back.”  Garret has a stout heart and a good attitude.  Whatever life throws at him I believe he will have the courage to come back.

As for me maybe I’ll get up the courage to go ice skating again.  Sure would be a great come back.


Travis Paul Dickerson



Vintage Part 2 Thumbs Up

“Thumbs up dad!”

Berrybrook Farms is a family owned establishment owned and operated by Dan Jacks.  Serving the Charlotte community for forty years it is well worth it’s reputation.  Quality and great service.

I heard the tofu dogs are out of the ballpark.




This morning I awoke to a dream that has burning in my heart for nearly as long as I can remember.  Which is a very long time.

I didn’t exactly jump out of bed and start singing and dancing.  But I did something which is unusal for me.   I didn’t follow a set of blueprints for how my day ought to go.  Today I let my desire take over.

There is a line from a great book which pretty much sums it up.

“Old Toby.  The finest weed in the Southfarthing!”  Bilbo Baggins The Fellowship of the Ring.

Something tells me this is going to be a good night.