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Valentines Day

A dear friend of mine mentioned after purchasing my recent book Sunnyside Up (Thank you very much by the way) that I although I have chapters on “Women”, “Love” and the like I didn’t have any stories about “Valentine’s Day”. This oversight was not intentional I assure...

Hope

You are probably aware of this by now but, Hope comes in many different forms. It may be the way someone says “Good Morning” to you on a dreary day. It could be the person who shares an umbrella with you in the rain Maybe it’s a text or a call from an old friend Maybe...

Blue Angels

As many of you know by now, I have a side job that I do during Christmas I am the “Bicycle Elf” for the Big Oak Ranch in Alabama In case you were unaware of what the Big Oak Ranch is….. It’s a Christian home for abused boys and girls. It’s a beautiful peaceful place...

Tommy

Have you ever heard the old adage? “No matter how bad you may have it there is always someone in worse shape than you” I have heard it and repeated it, but that saying never really gave me any solace. That saying might have helped you, but it never made me feel...

Losing……

You can’t go anywhere today or turn on any television or sports radio program that people are not talking about firing their college football coach. It’s true…. Fans, alumni and bloggers, and everybody under the sun from some respective universities are angry and want...

IRON FOR THANKSGIVING

Before you ask, “NO” this story isn’t about vitamin supplements or dietary tips for the anemic amongst you dear readers. It’s a brief stroll down memory lane for yours truly in an effort to provide a description, and explanation of the significance of what we like to...

A Country Martha Stewart

As you may know by now, I live in the woods with my Black Lab “Doc” Despite being reportedly linked to several celebrities, non-celebrities and at least one doctor and a circus snake charmer, which I suppose was bound to happen being a semi-famous Southern author, the...

Lost in Translation

I don’t mind admitting it Actually it’s something that I brag about quite frequently Not only am “The” resident expert on everything “Southern” but I also can speak and understand every dialect of “Southern speak”. That’s right…. From the Commonwealth of Virginia to...

Dancing with a Star

I overheard several women this morning talking about the cast of some television program called “Dancing with the Stars”, so I politely interrupted and asked them what that program was all about. Good Lord you would have thought I was questioning their citizenship...

Whatever Happened Too…

Maybe I am just confused Maybe I woke up the other morning in an alternative universe But when did it become so damn difficult to buy a vacuum cleaner. Stop laughing, I’m being serious. I understand (believe me) that cellular devices and other such necessary...

Now Available!

You may come to the same conclusion another reader came to when I was in the early process of simply sending my stories out to gauge the interest of a potential book. She said, "You have led a charmed life."

My first reaction was, "Are you nuts?" The fact is, although I grew up differently than almost all of you, I haven't had a charmed life, believe me. That sounds like in some way I have been "lucky" that I haven't experienced hardships, pain, or defeat. Nothing could be further from the truth. But I will tell you what is true, I have had a blessed life. Through it all, the Lord has kept me above my trials and tribulations, even when I didn't believe He was there. Through disappointment, death, disease, He was there.