Stories

Here are a few stories and blogs written by Wayne.

Listen to the Music

There’s a hypnotic melody that has been reverberating through my head for about four decades now. Every now and then I hear the tune in my head. The tune often brings up images of a delightful childhood. Growing up in Florida, and living just several hours from Walt Disney World, I have vivid memories of visiting “the happiest place on earth.” One of my most vivid memories was watching the

We Got Railroaded

Although this story was originally published in my hometown, I’m sure you can apply it to your own setting. I generally enjoy reading the banter on our community’s privately run Facebook page about the issues that the passing train causes. I live just north of the tracks and the only time I’m generally affected is when someone says they were late to church because of the train. I try to

Thou Shalt Not Cuss

“You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain” (Exodus 20:7). Many of us try to watch our language. Even the saltiest sailor will try to curb his or her language around the little ones or in front of the preacher. For most of us, the true test is not what flows

Set the Prisoner Free

Set the Prisoner Free

Winter Weather Wimp

Winter Weather Wimp

Confessions of a Recovering Micromanager

Confessions of a Recovering Micromanager

For The Love of Dog

I am an animal lover. I guess I always have been. Over the years, our family has had our share of dogs, cats, rodents, reptiles, and birds. I’m not alone. According to the American Pet Products Association, sixty-eight percent of U.S. households (85 million families), own a pet. I prefer dogs—like most people. Dog owners have edged out cat owners for years, despite the recent social media campaigns that involve

Confessions of an Introvert 2.0

Confessions of an Introvert 2.0

The Death of the Pumpkin Spice Latte

The Death of the Pumpkin Spice Latte

The Carpenter’s Rule

The Carpenter’s Rule