Category Archives: Family

The Man in the Mountains

One of my heroes looks like a movie-star President. But my love for him has nothing to do with his resemblance to an American icon. March always makes me think about my great-uncle Weach, one of my paternal grandmother’s four … Continue reading

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Pet Names

“Whatcha want, Skeeter?” I called across the room the other night, using the voice I reserve for baby-talking to my cat. He’d been meowing at me while I tried to check my email. Sylvester stretched and looked at me like … Continue reading

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Grandmom Goes “Grey”

One of the best and worst things that happened to me in 2012 was that I broke my Kindle. I am both a voracious reader and a broke paycheck-to-paycheck schmuck. It isn’t hard to understand why I’d put the death … Continue reading

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Yo’ Momma (And Yo’ Momma Alone)

On Mother’s Day, we go out of our way to show our Mommas how loved they are and how much we appreciate all they’ve done and continue to do. Moms are caretakers, nurturers, drill sargeants, doctors, maids, teachers and spiritual … Continue reading

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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (A Semi-Writing Update)

Happy Tuesday, friends and fellow writers. It has been a while since I’ve updated on what’s going on in my writerly world, so I figure I’m due. The Good 1. I am thrilled (that’s the professional way to put it. … Continue reading

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For Deb and Bill

One of the many things I love about my parents is the wonderful people they’ve brought into my life over the years. Two of those people are Deb and Bill. Years ago, Deb worked with my father. When he opened … Continue reading

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Tunnelton, Granddad and Peace

I have been wanting to write about my grandfather’s funeral for a few weeks now. One of the reasons I hadn’t up until now was, of course, the demise of my former computer and with it my ability to write … Continue reading

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