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All Kinds of Mothers

Mother’s Day is such a funny little celebration. Overpriced flowers, candies, brunches, matching kid outfits — all in honor of the one who birthed us. It’s a commonality we children carry… like birth, like death, there are inevitable things we … Continue reading

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A Homecoming

Ever since we moved to Mississippi in July, I’ve been floundering through my days, trying to make my way. I’ve been detached, untethered, a kite bouncing around in the wind, the child at the other end distracted and uninterested. This … Continue reading

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The Gift of Letting Go

When I write fiction, I write about relationships. Siblings, spouses, children, parents, friends. Our lives are shaped and molded by our relationships. And sometimes they can be tricky. So, I write about them to help illuminate what’s important, what’s universal, … Continue reading

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Lessons from Starkville

I’ve been here for 72 hours and I’ve already learned a great deal. In light of my new-found knowledge, I thought I’d share a few Starkville tidbits with you — just in case you ever decide to venture down to … Continue reading

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Transition

When I was little, I used to get “The Feeling.” (No, not THAT feeling, Dirty Minds — that one came later.) I was probably around George’s age when I would occasionally look around and think, “I’m not supposed to be … Continue reading

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Adventures in Starkville

All in all, it’s a lovely town. There are quaint bookstores, eclectic gift shops, the quintessential college-town burger and brew bar, and there’s enough maroon to choke a cat. And if you’re in need of a good Baptist church? There … Continue reading

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Style: A Prevailing Mode of Expression

Once upon a time, about a thousand years ago, a dear friend awarded me a very special distinction. It’s called the “Stylish Blogger Award,” and I was honored and humbled to receive it. (I’d like to sidebar here that Wikipedia … Continue reading

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