Monthly Archives: March 2012

Grisham Slams One Out of the Ballpark with ‘Calico Joe’

Note:  I am a huge fan of John Grisham’s writing.  I’ve read every book he has written, and a hardback copy of each one is prominently displayed on my bookshelves.  A few weeks ago while doing my morning Facebook cruise, … Continue reading

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Conquering My Fears in Room 101: Step I

“You asked me once, what was in Room 101. I told you that you knew the answer already. Everyone knows it. The thing that is in Room 101 is the worst thing in the world.” –O’Brien, speaking to Winston Smith, … Continue reading

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Ghosts, Good Ol’ Boys and Chain Gangs: My Trip to Peppersauce Bottoms

It’s Sunday evening . . . late . . . and I’m sitting in my recliner in the darkened living room, once again battling against (and losing to) the insomnia demons.  I am in a foul mood.  Not only am … Continue reading

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A Peaceful, Easy Feeling

“Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.” — Khalil Gibran When my sons were younger, my world revolved around them.  I believed that all “good moms” put their … Continue reading

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