Category Archives: Family Vaules

One Day at a Time

Yesterday, May 29, 2017, was Memorial Day. It is the day we remember the men and women who died in defense of the country. One of those we remember is David C. M. Jackson, my brother. His name is engraved … Continue reading

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Jesus Was A Refugee

OneOldcop has a bit of a problem when it comes to mixing politics and religion. Part of the problem is the fact Christianity and politics were very closely aligned centuries ago, and the relationship was not one of which a … Continue reading

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A Little Rugby Nostalgia

Some of my old rugby buddies and I had a bit of fun with a Facebook post about rugby last week.  It made me think of a piece I wrote several years ago about my rugby family. When I wrote it, a … Continue reading

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A Silent Night? Not Likely!

On Christmas Eve 1914 something special happened. German and British troops stopped fighting and killing each other for a few hours. Their actions became the stuff of legends and war stories told over and over to children, grandchildren and others. … Continue reading

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A World Apart

Two news stories caught OneOldCop’s attention recently. One was in Fayetteville, North Carolina, the other in Mobile, Alabama. The incidents reported were separated by seven weeks and 900 miles. However, details of the incidents reflect much more separation than the time and … Continue reading

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. . .based on Christian values?

Have you seen the picture of former president Jimmy Carter that is making the rounds on social media these days? He looks so doleful one expects to see tears running down his cheeks. Somewhere in the picture is a caption … Continue reading

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A Christmas Tale of 2013*

‘Twas a few weeks before Christmas, and all through the land,The scurrying had started, yet seemed less than grand.The economy was limping, the time frame was short,Only twenty-six days for all gifts to be bought.If that weren’t enough, it seemed … Continue reading

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