Tag: Pat Conroy

  • This is My Confession

    This is My Confession

      She opened up the appointment book and flipped through the pages, trying to figure out a way to schedule the next haircut around both of our schedules. If we don't get it on the books, then too many weeks pass by and I grow[..]
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  • Somebody Else’s Sacrifice

    Somebody Else’s Sacrifice

    [caption id="attachment_2559" align="aligncenter" width="876"] Refugees fleeing Mosul[/caption]   Yes, I watched the last debate. You knew I would. I get why people don't, especially those who have voted already. And, no, watching the final debate didn't change my vote. I doubt it changed yours, either.[..]
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  • Dreaming of Pat Conroy

    Dreaming of Pat Conroy

      I did not want to wake. I so rarely have such beautiful dreams. This one, it was the sort from which I never wanted to wake. I was dreaming of Pat Conroy. Pat and I were meeting at a bookstore. Not just any bookstore, but[..]
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  • Pat: A Natural Born Mentor

    Pat: A Natural Born Mentor

    [caption id="attachment_2131" align="aligncenter" width="532"] Photo credit: Elizabeth DeRamus[/caption] Ironically enough, some of the most small-minded people I ever worked with worked in newsrooms.  I was reminded of that this weekend as I read numerous newspaper articles about the death of Pat Conroy. My heart was[..]
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  • An Excellent Cricket

    An Excellent Cricket

    When I turned 50, friends & family threw a party for me in Washington, DC. One of my dear veteran friends, Redman Flegal, who never reads any of my books, even the ones that feature him, gave me an old copy of Prince of Tides.[..]
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  • Conrack: An Unconventional Teacher

    Conrack: An Unconventional Teacher

    While millions tuned into the Grammys last night, I re-watched a movie I haven't seen in some 20 plus years. I'd had my fill of Kanye Lost from his weekend Twitter begging like a wayward Prosperity Gospel preacher on a midnight binge.  Good for Taylor[..]
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  • It’s My Party

    It’s My Party

    Today is my 59th birthday. I can hardly fathom it. I feel like I've finally mastered some game that has granted me access to a warp zone where everything goes faster, where the Novembers seem to bump up right next to one another, where the[..]
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  • Pre-Order Your Copy Now! Pat Conroy calls Patti Callahan Henry’s debut novella lyrical – “Patti takes you to those places in the heart you didn’t even know you wanted to go.” In The Perfect Love Song, Callahan Henry tells the story of Jimmy Sullivan, who[..]
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