What can we reason but from what we know? -Alexander Pope

Under the Wire


It is not popular to be my relative. Actually, being my friend isn’t too popular either. Truth be known, my wife and kids could be added to the list, also.

In my own defense may I say I am not a bad person. Except for a few speeding tickets, I’ve never been in trouble with the law. With the exception of my love of horses and roping on them, I seem to have no serious personality disorders.

I don’t kick dogs, use profane language (except at politicians) or indulge in mind-altering substances unless you count an occasional orange juice based concoction necessary to unwind after a day spent being...


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