Inspiration

My next door neighbor rented a humungous – and very loud – wood chipper to deal with a tree that came down in our high winds a couple of weeks ago.

They started the sucker shortly after 7 AM this morning. At 10 AM they are still going strong. At least it’s pouring out. And cold.

I    [Continue reading]

Nevermore!

I admit it, until yesterday I’d never heard of the Ravens. Or if I had, I thought it was a band, not a football team. I don’t generally think of sports in the same vein as, you know, culture. (I don’t generally think of sports at all, but that’s another story.)

I started thinking: What if    [Continue reading]

It's Game Time Again!

Well, it looks like posting this story might turn out to be an annual Super Bowl thang for me after all. Enjoy!

Game Time

All eyes were on Deirdre when she walked into the room. She hated times like this. Those stares, what they were thinking behind their glassy eyes – always made her uncomfortable. Wet    [Continue reading]

Wicked awesome

I’ve just come back from Boston, so I can say/write wicked awesome when I mean totally, completely-and-in-a-good-way awesome.

Here’s what’s so awesome: One of my nonfiction pieces has been nominated for the Dead Mule Best of the Net 2011 awards!

I LOVE the Dead Mule School of Southern Literature and am deeply honored – especially after reading    [Continue reading]