Month: February 2015

  • The Trickle Down Affect of Porn

    The Trickle Down Affect of Porn

    I was moving through a crowded hallway at the local middle school when an itty-bitty girl stopped me. I had to lean in to hear her as she came to just above my waist. A petite sixth-grader who could have passed for a fourth-grader. She[..]
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  • An Epidemic of Liars

    An Epidemic of Liars

    Lying has reached epidemic proportions in the United States. Listen, I understand that it is human nature to lie. Humans have been telling fibs every since Adam ate that apple. Or was it a peach? That story always cracks me up because you got to[..]
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  • Fifty Shades of Debasing Women

    Fifty Shades of Debasing Women

        Did you watch the Academy Awards? If so, did you happen to catch that totally uncomfortable interview Lara Spencer did with Melanie Griffith and her daughter Dakota Johnson? [embed][/embed] If you are a parent, you have most likely experienced an awkward moment or[..]
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  • Coming to the Stage in 2016!

    Coming to the Stage in 2016!

      A couple of weeks ago, I got a call from Georgia. I knew it was a Georgia phone number because of the area code. Although I did not recognize the number, I answered the call anyway. I was sitting in a hospital room at[..]
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  • Speak Louder – I’m listening

    Speak Louder – I’m listening

    I am an unabashed eavesdropper. If you are talking anywhere within earshot of me, I am likely listening to every word you say and in some instances, dictating it. Such was the case of the woman sitting in row 20 of that late flight out of[..]
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  • All my bags are packed

    All my bags are packed

        I am packing tonight. Well, actually, I should say I am supposed to be packing tonight. Or I will be packing tonight, as soon I as I get off this computer. To say 2015 has gotten off to a rip-roaring start would be[..]
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  • Fiddleheads: Giveaway

    Fiddleheads: Giveaway

      You may or may not have heard that I have a new book coming out later this year from Mercer University Press: BURDY. It is the sequel to MOTHER OF RAIN. You definitely will want to read MOTHER OF RAIN before reading BURDY. There will[..]
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  • Keep Up the Fire

    Keep Up the Fire

      This is the day, six years back, that my buddy Gordon "Flash" Wofford passed away. He always signed every email: Keep Up the Fire "Flash". I can't hardly wrap my brain around six years gone. Those of you who read MOTHER OF RAIN will[..]
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  • Uncivil Discourse

    Uncivil Discourse

    Before I begin this discussion, let me just say, I have been guilty of this very thing.  There have been times when I have gotten all in a huff over something somebody said, some opinion they've expressed, some thought they had, some issue they were[..]
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  • Exploitation of Harper Lee

    Exploitation of Harper Lee

      Readers and writers the world over are abuzz with the news that Harper Lee is releasing a novel. Doing the very thing she swore to the Barefooted Jesus she would never do. It has been a well-known fact that Harper Lee, now 88,  has[..]
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