An excerpt from Ch. 23 of Never Settled: a memoir of a boy on the road to manhood by Shawn D. Congleton

“Get off the bus! Get off the bus!” the drill instructor screamed.  “Aye, aye, sir!” we all responded in unison. About fifty young men from all different walks of life joined me by emptying that white non-descript bus onto the yellow footprints located on the pavement.  “10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2,Continue reading “An excerpt from Ch. 23 of Never Settled: a memoir of a boy on the road to manhood by Shawn D. Congleton”

An excerpt from Ch. 5 of Never Settled: a memoir of a boy on the road to manhood by Shawn D. Congleton

My dad, the master manipulator, had a way of getting help from pastors and churches too. Most of my experience with church in my childhood was my dad bumming something from them like gas, money, or our next meal. We attended once or twice as part of my dad’s method, but only when it seemedContinue reading “An excerpt from Ch. 5 of Never Settled: a memoir of a boy on the road to manhood by Shawn D. Congleton”