Author Archives: Sheila Morris

About Sheila Morris

Sheila Morris is an essayist with humorist tendencies and a passion for photojournalism. She has published four nonfiction books including two memoirs, an essay collection and a collection of her favorite blogs from I'll Call It Like I See It. She has been blogging for seven years as her alter ego, The Red Man, her rescued Welsh terrier but now is reduced to writing as herself since the Red Man left Casa de Canterbury for good in February of 2016. She is a displaced Texan living in South Carolina with her wife Teresa Williams and their dogs Spike and Charly.

From One Mother to Another – WWII


On May 29, 1945 my mom Selma and my dad Glenn eloped to get married by a justice of the peace in Magnolia, Texas. Magnolia was a small town 30 miles south of the even smaller town of Richards where … Continue reading

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Hello? Ding, Ding who’s there?


Well neighbors Pretty got up bright and early yesterday morning to drive me to the Verizon Help Center because I have been having technical issues with my cell phone for the past week. The Help Center/ Show Room is 15 … Continue reading

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Father Goose Rhymes I Just Made Up


  (Image theartofchildrenspicturebooks.blogspot.com.) There was in old woman who lived in a shoe. She had so many children she didn’t know what to do. She gave them some broth without any bread, Then whipped them all soundly and put them … Continue reading

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Manic Monday at WIMBLEDON Tomorrow – Feel the Magic!


Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive…it’s a train, it’s a plane, it’s Super Manic Monday at Wimbledon tomorrow and my head will be spinning like one of those old antique tops that we recently sold at … Continue reading

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and on a lighter note, happy fourth, America


As the fireworks boom and crackle around me in our new neighborhood tonight, I have a few parting shots myself from a day of family, friends and fun in our new home. These are the good ol’ days…trust me on … Continue reading

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A Declaration of Independence – July, 1848


In July, 1848 seventy-two years after the original Declaration of Independence was ratified and signed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania the first women’s rights convention was held in Seneca Falls, New York. A group of approximately 300 women and men gathered to … Continue reading

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Southern Perspectives on the Queer Movement: Committed to Home


Coming this December – a Must Read! Read the intimate personal essays of 21 native or adopted South Carolinians who contributed significantly to the organizing of the queer community in our state from the AIDS crisis in 1984 to marriage … Continue reading

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Happiness Barometer


at Casa de Canterbury in November, 2016 at Casita de Cardinal this week Even the miraculously still alive 70th. birthday plant is happier in its new home.  Just saying. Beat the heat this weekend, cyberspace amigas this side of the … Continue reading

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summer solstice


i want to be sure i stay awake until midnight tonight. don’t waste a minute of the last gasps of spring. summer begins to steal the daylight hours as surely as heat rises.  

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all this water makes me very nervous


 but Mama, why are you in all this water?

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