Reviews for Short Side of Time

Reading Sheila’s writing is like finding home: a home filled with warmth and laughter and sharp, bright, loving people (and dogs!). She takes the political, overwhelming, and out there, and brings it all down to earth. In a post from June 26, 2013, she writes, “Today is Edith Windsor day for me. I will forever remember the petite 84-year old lesbian from New York who changed the course of history.” – Rachel Mankowitz, writer and blogger, The Cricket Pages (with Butterfly)

“Touching on diverse topics from the antics of canines in Columbia, South Carolina to current events in the United States and around the world, author and blogger, Sheila Morris, writes with sensitivity, humor and generous wit. Using her childhood memories of life in rural Texas as her fabric, Sheila seams together essays on politics, religion, sexuality, sports, music, back-road adventures, and of course, dogs into a grand story we all live; one we all recognize – the story of our families, faith, home and humanity.”– Nanine d’Onofrio, Wayside Artist Studio

“These hand-picked treasures from the blogs of Sheila Morris showcase her humor and heart while immersing the reader in the day-to-day life and decades of experience offered by a lesbian now on the “short side of time.” Morris loves her sports teams, the written word, and her friends. What means the most to her, though, is family, including her partner Teresa, her dogs, and her late grandmother. Morris’ lively and thoughtful voice draws readers into the drama of her Texas upbringing, as well as how recent milestones for the LGBT community have contributed to her life.” – Luanne Castle, author of Doll God

… a remarkable commentary on life. Short Side of Time opened my eyes to the real world of justice, equality and love. It made me laugh and it made me cry, but the greatest impact it had on me was the desire to read the inspiring words of Sheila Morris again and again…”   Dianne Gray, award winning Australian author of ‘Wolf Pear’ and ‘Soul’s Child’

“Sheila Morris starts my day with her keen observations of the simple and beautiful things all around us. She grounds me before I’m turned loose in an increasingly frenetic world.” Linda Ketner, first openly gay candidate for federal office in South Carolina, community leader and philanthropist

“I have followed Sheila Morris’s writing since I read her very first book, Deep in the Heart, and I’ve followed her career to this very moment. I wouldn’t miss her blogs for anything. In her writing, she is sometimes funny, even hilarious, sometimes provocative, always evocative, and always sensitive and intelligent, not to mention my favorite quality in her and her writing: compassionate and insightful. Can’t wait to get hold of this, her latest book.” – Robert Lamb, author, A Majority of One