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
What can social movements of the past teach us about today’s socially charged climate? Within the past year, my novel South of Little Rock has received four regional and social-issue fiction awards for examining that [...]
I know that a lot of people, maybe most, lose socks for reasons they can’t explain, and that from time to time they misplace TV remotes, keys, sunglasses, and other things despite having designated places [...]
We all get surprises in our lives. Some good. Some bad. And some downright weird. When you’re about to start a new job and you get a surprise that’s 2,000 or more years old, you [...]
While mowing my back yard one day last summer, I got to thinking about cemeteries. And not because our lot backs up to one—or to get technical, a memorial park. It was the mowing that [...]
He warned me. I give him that. And he didn’t punish me, and I was grateful for that. I still have a scar from the experience, though. I see it every time I eat, wash [...]
I don’t remember his last name, and I’m no longer sure his first name was Duncan, but that’s how I always think of him. Duncan, the grocery delivery man.
Long before Amazon, Instacart, Wegmans, and others [...]