Dave Burchett

The value of being a good closer

Faith & Inspiration
by Dave Burchett
Posted 9/14/09, 05:12 pm

Because many of you have somehow forgotten to buy my books (shameless link), I continue to make my primary living by directing sporting events. I am the faceless guy (actually I have a face; it just isn't on camera) that selects the camera shots that you see during a televised game. For 28 years I have directed Texas Rangers baseball. And all of those seasons have taught me a valuable spiritual lesson from our national pastime: It is important to be a good closer.

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"I'll think of a reason later"

Faith & Inspiration
by Dave Burchett
Posted 9/08/09, 07:10 pm

A recent romp through the high-definition television channels triggered today's thoughts. I stumbled upon a concert by an artist named Lee Ann Womack. She was beginning to sing a new tune so I lingered. The song made me laugh and then made me think.

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"Don't Get Above Your Raisin'"

Faith & Inspiration
by Dave Burchett
Posted 8/31/09, 04:51 pm

The lovely Mrs. Burchett and I recently had the joy of watching Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder in concert. I have decided that if I am ever unresponsive you can check my heart status by playing a Ricky Skaggs CD. If my toe doesn't start tapping I am likely flatlined. You just can't help responding if you have a pulse.

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