No Way Around It

How does a grandparent console his grandaughter when her team loses a big game? You cant. You can say words of wisdom, you can buy her a milk shake, you can do a million things, but the true lessons to be learned from an heartbreaking loss, must be experienced.

So much of life must be lived, no way around it. This wisdom applies to teenage grandaughters and 76 year old men. Each and every day is there for the learning and experience.

Each morning ask yourself, “What did yesterday teach me?”

About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.


  1. I recall the ninth grade at LR Catholic, coming home from having played a basketball game against Conway, I think. My dad, Wilbur Armbrust, who had been quite a roundballer in his day (Coach Sam Hindsman at Arkansas Tech told me he considered dad one of the two best players in his day) asked, “How’d you do?”
    “We lost,” I said.
    “Well, you can’t win ’em all,” he said.
    I looked at him.
    “Why not?” I asked.
    He smiled and didn’t respond, but I think he liked my reply.

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