Category Archives: Personal

sally and chance – an unusual love story


This is an excerpt from a post first published here in September, 2011 and later included in the 2013 Texas Folklore Society Anthology titled Cowboys, Cops, Killers and Ghosts. A little longer than my usual posts, but I hope you’ll … Continue reading

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thank God for unanswered prayer


If I were straight and young, I would be a Garth Brooks groupie. Seriously. Alas, I am neither so I will be content with listening to him via Alexa along with his other gazillion fans. One of my favorite country … Continue reading

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no one is born hating


“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion.  People must learn to hate, and if they learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes … Continue reading

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not what we’d hoped she would be


In June, 2014 Pretty, Spike and I took one of our famous family weekend road trips through our neighboring state of Georgia that began with Finnster Fest in Summerville, continued to Berry College near Rome, with a final stop in … Continue reading

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the words she didn’t say


The year was 2013, the month was November, the day was the day before Thanksgiving  when I originally published this post. Am I (a) too lazy to write new material (b) too stressed by Covid-19 to be creative (c) having … Continue reading

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easter, comes the resurrection


Ten years ago this Easter my mother was in a secured memory care unit of the Atria Westchase assisted living complex in Houston, Texas. Pretty and I had just bought a second home in Montgomery, Texas so I could be … Continue reading

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ella goes zero to six months in sixty nana seconds


Ella and her Nanas from October 1, 2019 – April 01, 2020 Happy Six Month Birthday, Ella Elisabeth James! You give us joy and hope for the future! Stay tuned.      

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a prize fighter named Pain


Reaching deep, deeper, deepest into my archives this time with a story that seems appropriate for our collective contemporary selves across the world. I offer this post first published here in September, 2011. I lifted it from my third book, … Continue reading

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ships that don’t come in


“To those who stand on empty shores and spit against the wind and those who wait forever for ships that don’t come in.” Joe Diffie (d. 3-29-20) recorded these words written by Paul Nelson and Dave Gibson in 1992; I … Continue reading

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true confessions


 I find the planet to be spinning out of control on a different axis at a very high rate of speed in the past thirty-one days since the beginning of Women’s History Month. I usually post four to five times … Continue reading

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