• Gone Girl

    Gone Girl

    I was watering the flowers when I overheard someone in distress. At first, I thought the flurry of f-bombs might have been coming from a kid walking home, talking to a friend. But it became clear pretty quickly that this was no kid. This was[..]
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  • Butts to the Wind

    Butts to the Wind

    Like much of the nation, I have been following the hurricane news. My daughter was in Wilmington, , NC, on Monday and Tuesday so I followed it in part to keep her informed. As one of her friends remarked to me, "Not exactly the time[..]
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  • Eugenics Revamped

    Eugenics Revamped

    I was not born in the United States. I am, in fact, the only family member who was not born in Hawkins County, Tennessee. My mother, my father, my sister, my brother - all born there. As far as I know all my aunts and[..]
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  • Shout the Name of Jesus

    Shout the Name of Jesus

      Long before I gave birth to babies whose sleeping patterns were more like periodic naps, I wasn't much of a sleeper. Mind you, nursing twins until they were a year-and-half old made me rue all those waking hours of my youth when I could[..]
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  • Giving Rapists Permission

    Giving Rapists Permission

    I have kin who were raped. Each of them only spoke to me about it once. When they told their stories, they lowered their voices and spoke as if they were afraid to wake the dead, although the man who reportedly raped them was very[..]
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  • Book Review: The Biblical Clock

    Book Review: The Biblical Clock

    I am not now and have never been a fan of Apocalyptic literature. Life is surreal enough for me. I stay far away from anything that deals with Doomsday, whether it is the vivid imaginations concerning Area 51, or the complicated charting of events leading[..]
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  • A prayer for the Mueller Hearings

    A prayer for the Mueller Hearings

    It is not lost on me that the Robert Mueller hearings are taking place on the anniversary of my father's death in Vietnam. I heard an interview with Former FBI director James Comey in which he admitted that he never expected to be fired, and[..]
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  • A Matter of Allegiance

    A Matter of Allegiance

    Join me for a game of Imagine for a bit, shall we? This is a game where I imagine the world as I would like it to be. Or where I try to imagine the world as others wish it to be. Let's start with[..]
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  • The Writer’s Life

    The Writer’s Life

    Y'all please excuse me for this post. It's a bit of a bragging one, so my apologies up front. I just can't be hush about this any longer. Over a year ago now, I was contacted by the brilliant Dr. Sylvia Shurbutt. Dr. Shurbutt is[..]
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