Jason Dehart

The Memory Train

John Brueske / Shutterstock.com I grew up in a railroad town. Wildwood was an important rail yard by virtue of its location in the heart of Florida. Fact is, it had been that way long before my time, and even…

Tales of the Unsung Bumbles

illustration by Charles Bakofsky Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer had his hooves full facing down the mighty “Abominable Snow Monster of the North,” a fiend from the darkest reaches of the icy wilderness. But if we stop and think about it,…

A (Late) Requiem for the Bench Seat

I’m not an automotive junkie, but doggone it, I miss the front bench seat. This kind of seating arrangement — as a standard amenity — has been extinct since bucket seats and transmission-mounted gearshifts took the domestic auto industry by…

A Final Salute

I asked God for strength, that I might achieve. I was made weak, that I might learn humbly to obey. Courtesy of the Bowman Family There’s a dramatic turning point in the annual reenactment of the Battle of Olustee when the…