Author Archives: Sheila Morris

About Sheila Morris

Sheila Morris is an essayist with humorist tendencies who periodically indulges her desires to write outside her genre by trying to write fiction and poetry. In December, 2017, the University of South Carolina Press is publishing her collection of first-person accounts of the people primarily responsible for the development of LGBT organizations in South Carolina. Southern Perspectives on the Queer Movement: Committed to Home will resonate with everyone interested in LGBT history in the South during the tumultuous times from the AIDS pandemic to marriage equality. She has published four nonfiction books including two memoirs, an essay compilation and a group of her favorite blogs from I'll Call It Like I See It. Her first book, Deep in the Heart: A Memoir of Love and Longing received a Golden Crown Literary Society Award in 2008. Her writings have been included in various anthologies - most recently the 2017 Saints and Sinners Literary Magazine. She is a displaced Texan living in South Carolina with her wife Teresa Williams and their dogs Spike and Charly. Her Texas roots are never too far from her thoughts.

an unexpected Thanksgiving


The five of us sat around a small dinner table lit by two candles in the center last night for an impromptu Thanksgiving meal inspired by none other than the traditional holiday gobbler known as the turkey. Our hostess, Kati, … Continue reading

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It’s a Book! It’s a Book!


I’m so excited, I just can’t hide it, I’m about to lose control, and I think I like it! The Pointer sisters couldn’t have been more excited about their music than I am about my new book, Southern Perspectives on the … Continue reading

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where in the world is the old woman Slow?


Oh, yes there she is under all the covers while wearing 4 layers of clothes…Charly and Spike huddled next to her. Jeopardy Question: If four trees fall in your front yard because they are being purposefully cut down, do they … Continue reading

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if I could turn back time…oh that’s right, I can


Each year we have an opportunity to turn back time for an hour which is probably less than Cher was singing about when she had her hit song but then hey, nothing’s perfect. I don’t like fiddling around with time … Continue reading

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Pretty has Halloween treats – no tricks


Happy Halloween to our cyberspace amigos from all of us at Casita de Cardinal – hope you  have fun and high frivolity complete with walking dead figures as far as the eye can see… I have never been a costume … Continue reading

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WINNERS OF THE 4TH ANNUAL MEMORABLE QUOTES CONTEST ANNOUNCED!


The deadline for entries at midnight last night passed without the usual flurry of last minute entries for the Peace and Kindness Fourth Annual Memorable Quotes Contest, and the entries were fewer in number this year but overflowing with outstanding … Continue reading

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man of Appalachia


When Walker Williams (83) and his brother Dit (89) go looking for a good time these days, they get in Walker’s car and take a drive north and east of Landrum, South Carolina where Walker lives now toward a tiny … Continue reading

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Pray, Mourn, Repeat


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#STAND AGAINST HATE


corner of Main and Laurel – parade starts here where are my peeps? where’s our group? for sure YOU rock, little sis! These girls rock, too – ALL TOGETHER NOW! you girls totally rock! my chariot for the parade – … Continue reading

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I just love the gays!


SOUTH CAROLINA PRIDE PARADE: LIGHT IT UP! Friday Night, October 20th. 7 – 11 p.m. on Main Street Pretty will be marching with the Rainbow Light Saber Brigade led by annual head cheerleader for the gay Pride celebrations Light Brigade … Continue reading

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