Daniel Boone Footsteps

6-minute Stories

Everybody loves a good story.
Especially one right after the other.

The stories in Bearing Up resonate with
“making do, bearing up, and overcoming adversity.”

The stories in Exploring resonate with
“discoveries, challenges, adventure.”

Hear a new story in each post.
Listen. Ponder. Write your story.

"Bobby Got His Butt Kicked" by Randell Jones

Standing up for yourself takes courage at any age.


Randell Jones lives in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He is the author of several award-winning history books, including In the Footsteps of Daniel Boone, and Before They Were Heroes at King’s Mountain. Since 2007, he has served as an invited member of the Road Scholars Speakers Bureau of the North Carolina Humanities Council. He writes, speaks, and publishes as Daniel Boone Footsteps at www.DanielBooneFootsteps.com (also www.RandellJones.com). In 2018, he published Bearing Up, a companion anthology to Exploring, Both books are products of the Personal Essay Publishing Project.

“Bobby Got His Butt Kicked” appears in Bearing Up, the 2018 Personal Essay Publishing Project anthology.