Clifford Nov. 24, 2014

Clifford Nov. 24, 2014
Well, I got me a new friend. His name is Frank. I met him by way of another friend named Ronnie Taylor and his family. I think Frank leads a good clean life, or at least I hope so. One of my former friends named Leon passed away. I was thinking about him the other day and I wanted to share a heart to heart letter I wrote for him many years ag [...]

This is NOT my father’s Democrat part...

This is NOT my father’s Democrat party…
By Nic Hudson For the Tribune It’s been said before that you don’t choose your politics as much as your politics choose you. It’s an interesting question.  At what point in a person’s life do they decide which way they lean politically? I grew up in a very liberal Democrat leaning household. I was told that the Democra [...]

Clifford Nov. 10, 2014

Clifford Nov. 10, 2014
Since my childhood I have been involved in church. Whether it be as a participating member, Sunday School worker, music ministry, head janitor, repairman, meeting director or whatever, officer, head cut up, jokester, whatever was needed, I have been involved in almost everything but preaching. Some of the earliest memories I have of church wa [...]

Clifford Nov. 3, 2014

Clifford Nov. 3, 2014
A few years ago I was sitting on the back porch of the ranch house and the day was absolutely gorgeous.  It was the opening weekend of deer season and I had made my way to the ranch on Friday night with my nephew, Nathan. The air was crisp and the sky was crystal clear.  There was absolutely no wind blowing and I could hear the birds chirping [...]

Clifford Oct. 27, 2014

Clifford Oct. 27, 2014
During my lifetime, I have had the privilege of meeting many, many people. Some good and some bad,  but overall I must say that I enjoy being around crowds. Now let me also make a statement that when it comes to ranch work or a special handyman project, I actually prefer to be alone. I work my cows by myself, I prefer to fish by myself, build [...]

Clifford Oct. 20, 2014

Clifford Oct. 20, 2014
Ok, ok, I know that my stories are generally light hearted but something has just hit me really hard.  I have heard these stories on the news for the past few weeks, but for some reason this one made it sink in a little more and has caused me to preach to myself. Take a moment and read some excerpts from this email that I just received. Missi [...]

Clifford October 13, 2014

Clifford October 13, 2014
I’m sure you have heard the old saying “the apple never falls far from the tree”. Well in the case of me and my children, this has become more and more evident over time. Several years ago I was visiting with my son while he was attending college. We had gone to a local restaurant in the college town and toward the end of our lunch he informe [...]

Clifford Oct. 6, 2014

Clifford Oct. 6, 2014
I have a friend who owes me a lunch. His name is Kip Coe.  I don’t remember why he owes me this lunch because it’s been over ten years ago,  but I saw him one day in the old Klein’s Super Market and he reminded me he owed me a lunch.  I guess one of these days he and I will get together for that lunch and he can tell me then why he owed me th [...]

Clifford Sept. 29, 2014

Clifford Sept. 29, 2014
“Are you okay?”  “Yes, are you?” “No, I’m not.  We need to stop.” “Okay, let’s go again.”  Huff, puff, huff, puff, huff, puff…. “I need to stop.” “Okay.” “Ouch, ouch, it’s on my foot, hurry pick it up!” Huff, puff, huff, puff…. “My nose itches.” “Well don’t stop now; we’ve only got a few more feet to go!” Huff, puff, huff, puff… “Oh man, I’ve [...]

Clifford Sept. 22, 2014

Clifford Sept. 22, 2014
Many years ago I actually got to take time off to go fishin’. The story went like this. “Hi Adrian I’m here to pick up my bait”.   “Clifford, what are you going to do with this bait?” “What kind of question is that Adrian, what do you think I’m gonna do with it, eat it?” “Well I don’t know, are you sure you really want this bait?” Of course I [...]