Category Archives: Personal

Happy Holidays! Clearance!


my books I have signed new copies available of several nonfiction titles of mine that will make great holiday gifts for yourself or someone you love: Get ’em while they’re not hot for $5. each plus shipping cost of $3.99. You … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Finn!


 Sunday November 29th. is the tenth birthday of our good friend Finn who visits us frequently in the summers because he loves chess games on the porch, Texas hold ’em high stakes games, trivia with Alexa, racing cars on my … Continue reading

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the essence of giving thanks


“The oak trees were alive with color in the midst of the evergreens. Bright red and yellow leaves catching the sunlight as Daddy and I walked through the brush on this Thanksgiving morning. The smell of the pines was fresh … Continue reading

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beware the ides of ancestry


His appearance wasn’t what attracted the seventeen-year old girl to the older itinerant preacher in his mid-twenties, but the powerful sermons he delivered in the Methodist church she attended in her home town of Greensboro, Georgia made him seem like … Continue reading

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I’ll drink to them


Our granddaughter Ella James toasts  President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris today while Pretty scrolls Twitter for election updates (and Alexa shuffles music by The Chicks) ******************************* Stay safe, stay sane, and please stay tuned. Happiness is not … Continue reading

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Matt Chisling, A Gay Man for All Seasons


Matt Chisling (January 02, 1929 – November 03, 2020) Yesterday afternoon in the middle of election angst I received a call from our friend Garner who told me another friend of ours, Matt Chisling, had passed. Although the call was … Continue reading

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This is the Time


“We have been too quiet for too long. There comes a time when you have to say something. You have to make a little noise. You have to move your feet.” ——— Congressman John Lewis Neither freezing temperatures nor sweltering … Continue reading

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Ella James is unhappy


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it’s going to be beautiful


Superlative in Chief is in the home stretch of his re-election campaign, and these final laps are going to be the greatest finish ever seen since the beginning of time, regardless of the outcome. If you don’t believe it, just … Continue reading

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grandmothers for a brighter future


Thirteen days until Election 2020 here in the USA, and of the countless texts, emails and snail mail from the candidates for the Senate in our home state of South Carolina, this piece that arrived at our home today is … Continue reading

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