Mack's Corner | Hope Church Memphis, TN - March 2017

Mack's Corner

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I might have to move to New York. I got my book published! Last summer a friend of mine came up to me and said he thought I should publish all of the stories that I write on this in a book. I get told that all the time and I said "Sure, maybe someday." But then he goes on to say that he has an editor and that he can hook me up. She has edited several things he's written for medical journals and things like that. And she knows how to get stuff published. Then he... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, March 25, 2017

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Big Foot? When I was in engineering school at Vanderbilt I majored in Computer Science. If I had had my way I would never have left the computer lab. Every other class was a hassle. But they wanted me to be a well rounded student so I had to take "Humanities" classes. That could be anything from History to English Lit to Economics. The problem with all of those courses is that the whole grade was based on a big paper at the end of the course. I hate writing papers. My... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, March 18, 2017

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"OK, lean back for me…" I used to be a volunteer Young Life leader.  We took kids to summer camp every year in North Carolina to a camp called Windy Gap. They had a "Ropes Course". A ropes course is a bunch of heavy rope and cables tied between trees. You get up in the tops of the trees (40 - 60 feet up in the air) and walk across the ropes and cables from tree to tree. Each crossing is a different kind of bridge. One was a "V" type... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, March 11, 2017

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Pick any 3 A few years ago I ordered one of my favorite cookbooks. I waited for it from November to March. I'm not allowed to buy cookbooks on my own, especially in November, because that's what I get for Christmas and Birthday. The cookbook was "ad hoc at home" by Thomas Keller. If you've been reading my stories for very long you know that Thomas Keller is by far my favorite chef and his cookbooks are the ones I cook from over and over. He is probably the... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, March 4, 2017