Welcome to my blog. Here are some true tales about growing up Southern and some stories about how everyday things are sometimes more meaningful than they seem.
It Happened Like This & Other Stuff
Does the tremendous amount of hatred over the course of human history and across the world today ever become personally overwhelming even when it’s not aimed at you? And then you wonder anew—because you’ve thought [...]
This past week, as I tried to carve out time to work on my next novel while also following the crisis in Ukraine and the Senate hearings on the new Supreme Court nominee, I was [...]
One of the important supporting characters in a new novel I expect to publish in the fall is a Black veteran of World War I. He got me to wondering how much, or how little, [...]
What year in America does the following describe, 2022 or 1922? Loved ones gone in a pandemic; racial violence plaguing towns and cities; veterans home from war but still suffering the effects of battle; careless [...]
If you were to ask your family and friends, or perfect strangers, what’s the best thing about the Christmas season, what would they say? Being with loved ones? Lights and decorations? Santa Claus? Christmas dinner? [...]
Looking back can be fraught with peril. Among other things, it can make you tell stuff you ought to leave lying where it is. A few weeks back, after a visit with relatives I hadn’t [...]