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Commercial (Correction..Sort Of)

Apparently I touched a nerve with last week’s article with at least with one “Medical Professional” who went to some lengths to correct me on one of the topics in the article more specifically what I termed “Bug Eyed Disease.” Although he wanted to “set me straight”...

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Commercial Interruption

Not to sound naïve or anything. But until I was confined at home and was forced to watch something during the day other than Turner Classic Movies due to them scheduling “Hollywood Musical Week”, I had no idea about all the maladies affecting people today. I am...

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Sister Act

It’s no secret that I have written a lot about “older” people over the years and I still do. Even as I get older myself, the fact of the matter is I have always found them to be more interesting characters and even as a little boy I loved to listen to their stories...

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The Circle of Life

This isn’t a sad tale, just so you know. It’s really more a story of the collective “food chain” than it is about the circle of life. Maybe they are both the same, I don’t know. But regardless, I have a story here for you, as embarrassing as it may be, that...

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See More Pig

This story isn’t an advertisement for my favorite local BBQ joint nor is it a description of my least favorite college football team’s cheerleaders, although it would be quite appropriate. No, to be more accurate, it’s all about Seymore and the Pig. Maybe that’s not...

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Southern Speak

There are many beautiful things about “My South” and one of those is our language. I know that the landscape of the South is changing and not always for the good. But I hope and pray we never lose the beauty of our words, our expressions. It belongs to us, it’s who we...

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I Know I Don’t Look Good

You may or may not know this about me, but I have never been known for my fashion choices. It’s hard to believe, I know, but it’s true. You might be under the impression that a semi-infamous or famous, whatever, Southern author and humorist such as myself would be...

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Believe it or not, unlike famous rock and roll singers and guitar players, NASCAR drivers and Brad Pitt the groupies for semi-famous Southern authors and humorist are not as, how should I put this gently? They aren’t as glamorous as you might think. Who knew? I know I...

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The Dummy

Before any of you ladies start emailing me over what you may perceive as an insulting story based upon the title, I would encourage you to read on prior to sending said nasty correspondence. Not that I mind getting unpleasant comments from readers, it’s just that I...

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Dear God

This isn’t my story, but I promise you it’s worth reading nonetheless. In our world where right has become wrong and left has become right. It’s important to remember that good people are out there. This story is about a couple of them. There are kind and thoughtful...

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Now Available!

In this entertaining collection of autobiographical short stories, Mike Blackwood presents a large variety of stories inspired by his own life. Included are coming-of-age stories about growing up throughout the South as a foster child and living with a variety of families. There are stories about college days at the University of Alabama, and time serving as a United States Marine.

There are encouraging stories about surviving cancer and the invasive surgery that went along with it. He hopes readers will find laughter, inspiration, and something to think about within the pages of this book. A compelling collection filled with humorous, inspirational, and uplifting stories mainly set in the South, drawn from the life of the author.

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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.