My   Poppy   for   Papaw

My Poppy for Papaw

This has been a long journey with some clear, well-lit time on wide paths. And there have been plenty of days in the darkness, trying to find my way out of strangling vines of kudzu that have famously overtaken abandoned spaces. It’s been my journey of why. Why have I...
The Masquerade of Perceived Bliss

The Masquerade of Perceived Bliss

Have compassion for everyone you meet, even if they don’t want it. What appears bad manners, an ill temper or cynicism is always a sign of things no ears have heard, no eyes have seen. You do not know what wars are going on down there where the spirit meets the bone ~...
Happy Holler-Days

Happy Holler-Days

Like all the best families, we have our share of eccentricities, of impetuous and wayward youngsters and of family disagreements ~ Queen Elizabeth II The sidewalks are lit with bright candy canes, sparkling snowflakes and big red bows.  You see petite red berries...
Part-time Parent, Full-time Worrier

Part-time Parent, Full-time Worrier

The more scared we are of a work or calling, the more sure we can be that we have to do it ~ Steven Pressfield I have a secret…I’m a step-mom.  A role often portrayed with evil undertones or by a flippant, selfish woman. That’s not me.  I’m not...