Tag: writer

  • Don’t Shoot

    Don’t Shoot

    Editor's Note: The voice featured today is from Rhonda Waller. Rhonda and I met when we both worked at the Columbus Ledger Enquirer in Columbus, Georgia, my hometown. We became fast friends, as does everyone who comes into contact with Rhonda. I've met her wonderful[..]
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  • Burning Libraries

    Burning Libraries

    When author Susan Orlean sat out to write her latest book - The Library Book - she typed in libraries burned into the search bar. She was surprised to find that Wikipedia had a whole list on libraries that had been destroyed with intent. The most[..]
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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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  • Education Cannot Be Bought

    Education Cannot Be Bought

    I’ve been following this college scam with a bit of wry interest. Some of you know that I taught at the university level for a few years. I’d be doing it still except that the pay for adjuncts is abysmal. Not to mention the benefits.[..]
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  • In Memory of Ellen & the Adventures

    In Memory of Ellen & the Adventures

    There's a stack of papers on my desk needing my attention while I type this out - the edits on the next novel, Christian Bend (note name change, formerly Rain). When you read the book the name change will become apparent. Twenty years ago this[..]
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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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  • A letter to Anne Rice

    A letter to Anne Rice

    Dear Ms. Anne: You don't know me, so please excuse the intrusion. I hope you won't think this too forward but I read about your recent remarks about quitting Christianity: "For those who care, and I understand if you don't: Today I quit being a[..]
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