Mack's Corner

This Week

The First one The first "This Week" story was inspired by people who go to Hope. (This was when we used to set up and break down 2000 chairs  in the gym every Sunday) - 2/3/2003 - Here it is: I was listening to Coach Cal this morning after the Memphis State game. He said he went in at halftime and said to his players  "doesn't feel great to have played that hard and that good?" I don't know about you, but I'm... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, May 29, 2021

This Week

The Temptations years ago my wife, PK, got me a pair of Crocs. The biggest thing was that they put my life at risk. Rubber shoes, how dangerous can they be? Several people wanted to get me pink ones, I'm not sure what they are trying to tell me, but mine are black. I always feel like  I'm not quite dressed when I wear my crocs because they feel more like house shoes than real shoes. The only thing I really don't like about them, other than the danger, is... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, May 22, 2021

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How to be a mediocre bowler. I go bowling regularly, about twice a year. (I said regular, not often). Bowling is one of those things that I don't need to be great at, but I don't want to look stupid either. If you're too pitiful nobody wants you on their team and they all look at you like a lost puppy. I don't need that. So years ago when I used to take kids bowling with Young Life I figured out how to bowl when I had to.  The trick is to not look at the... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, May 15, 2021

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30lb Gold Fish We were getting fish out of our lake the year we were starting to build the sanctuary. We're getting ready to drain the lake so we can make it bigger for flood control. What they do is pull a net that's several hundred feet long across the lake and then start walking it from one end to the other, 3 guys out in the lake holding the net. So we're watching, waiting to see what comes out,  thinking it will look kinda like fishermen you see out... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, May 8, 2021