I get many questions when people see the web address on my business card or in a link somewhere. The two I seem to get the most are, What is it? and Why Beggars Tomb as a name? Firstly, this website is a collection of projects of various things I have done and am doing ranging from web site design, which I am finding myself doing less and less, to sharing a picture I have taken or to a rambling thought or idea I have while working on various writing projects. I will even post stories and bits and pieces being worked into longer stories. Up above there is a link called "Press" which takes you to the Beggars Tomb Press page. Beggars Tomb Press is a nameplate used to publish various print books and e-books (Yes we are always accepting/reading manuscripts). Currently we have completed 3 projects and have more in process.
The second question I get probably more than the first is, Why did you name/call it Beggars Tomb? The answer to that question is really simple, it is the nickname given to the house and surrounding property where I have been lucky enough to live. The nickname was given to the property as a constant reminder of the awesomeness of our Savior Jesus Christ! It is to remind me that even our Savior could not afford to buy a tomb when he was crucified and was buried in essentially in a Beggar's Tomb that had been borrowed.
So as you visit the various pages that are here now and that will be forth coming in the days and months ahead I hope you enjoy them. If you are looking for a previous post that appeared in one of the earlier versions of this site, let me know and I will re-post or provide a link so you can see it as I am working to repopulate the historical posts in the current blog, but it is slow going as they were each individual HTML pages and have to be imported manually. These number in the thousands so it will be a gradual and slow process. If you read something and you agree with me let me know, if you don't agree with me still let me know. I am always learning and love discussing everything from politics to religion and even the odd movie or TV show every now and again. I wish you all the best and I hope you enjoy your stay at Beggars Tomb!
I was born in the South on a summer day in July with the cicadas serenading me. I spent my early years in North Carolina enjoying the sweltering heat of the summer and the refreshment of a cold RC Cola, and the frigid depths of our 70 degree winters where I was worried I would get my tongue stuck to a flag pole like the kid in that movie. My family taught me the two most important lessons of life I ever learned, which are how to laugh and how to love. More
Faintly, thunder can be heard in the distance and it gives the hint that a storm is brewing off shore. The little town of Southport has weathered many storms, and not all of them have been meteorological. Southport is a town of haves and have-nots, most of its residents are have-nots.
Echoes From a Life Well Lived is a collection of essays, speeches and poems that detail the thoughts and ideas that helped shape and mold Richard's life. His only motivation is to share all of the wisdom, knowledge, and grace that his many gifts have brought to him.