Opinion

A Family Affair

We were squeezed into one tight knit group in front of the 150 year old mantle, but someone kept escaping or someone stood when they should have been kneeling. “No, you are the next tallest; you stand in the back. Michael, you get outta the chair and sit in your Grandaddy’s lap. Mama, come get…

The Elephant in the Room

Hans Christian Andersen’s 1837 tale, “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” has been a classic of children’s literature for more than 180 years. In the story, a very vain and superficial king, who cares about nothing except fine clothes and being admired, is approached by a couple of men who claim to be tailors who are able…

Summer Reading

This has been a delightful summer of unexpected reading choices and good discussions with friends. I cannot think of a better way to spend an evening than talking about a book you have all read and then sharing ideas for the next read!  If you are not already part of a Book Group, start one!…

Erma

A year ago, I attended the Atlanta Writers Conference to pitch a manuscript. The number of agents looking for a humor writer was embarrassing (everyone wants to find the next Harry Potter or Game of Thrones). Seeing some key words in the “WISH LIST” from all agents attending, it seemed two might be looking for…

The Game Is On!

The raucous laughter from the next room was shaking the sliding barn-like door to my bedroom. There was a hilarious game of “Shanghai” going on in the kitchen/dining/living room of our rented vacation cabin in the piney woods of Chattahoochee Bend State Park. “Now it starts,” my daughters yelled, echoing one another, “Now it starts!”…

Why NFL Players Kneel

“One act of obedience is worth a hundred sermons.” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer It’s football season, normally a happy time for football fanatics like me, except this year. Our divisive President has made sure that there will be camps supporting NFL players and opposing them. Our nation is rapidly being torn apart, broken into feuding tribes. Although…

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