Timeless Treasures

"I have lived a thousand lives and I have loved a thousand loves. I've walked on distant worlds and seen the end of time. Because I have read." ~ George R.R. Martin Thomas Jefferson’s home, Monticello, has always been one of my favorite places to visit; especially, his library. Standing in the dim room, surrounded [...]

Logophile Life

Logophile Life

"The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library."~ Albert Einstein. My students used to tell me I was a nerd. I’d laugh and thank them, taking it as a compliment. I wasn’t ashamed of the fact that I loved books, and words, and writing and research, and well, [...]

Imperfectly Perfect

Imperfectly Perfect

My niece's essay on the pitfalls of blindly seeking perfection is as timely today as when the short stories on which it is based were written.Based on The Cathedral, by Raymond Carver and The Birthmark, by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Physical perfection is something our society places great value in. There are multi-billion dollar industries devoted to [...]

Battered, Bruised, and Broken: In the Aftermath

Battered, bruised, and broken,the world outside moved on.Attention turned to other things,while we struggle to carry on.Boiled down to the basics,survival our constant goal.Recovery and rebuilding in the aftermath of this storm.Mere shadows of the past,our world, our land, our homes.Nothing here to remind us, of the past we used to know. Just reminders of what was, of what [...]

In the Eye of the Storm #1 New Release in Natural Disasters

Thank you Neysa Wilkins and WJHG for the beautiful job you did in telling our story. And, In the Eye of the Storm is our story. Our community’s story. Our shared experience. Our belief in each other and our hope for the future. Thank you to all who contributed and allowed me to share their words [...]

#1 New Release in Natural Disasters!

October 10, 2018 changed us forever. Surrounded by destruction, it was hard to imagine coming back from this. But at heart, the people of the Florida Panhandle are strong. They are the heroes in this story. The ones who inspire hope and wield inexhaustible strength. This is their story. Told in their own words. In [...]