No Escape

Working on the sequel to In the Eye of the Storm, there are so many images around me that continually inspire words. So many of the stories I receive from contributors are hard to get through. The pain is so raw. But then, so is the hope. I find that I am ever grateful that [...]

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, [...]

Faith Stands

As the winds roar, As the waves rise higher, As fear overcomes, Faith stands. As destruction grows, As devastation overpowers, As the broken cry out, Faith stands. As the world transforms, As the road ahead darkens, As we become weary, Faith stands. As we stumble forward, As the shattering continues, As our broken hearts grieve, [...]

A Journey from Darkness

A Journey from Darkness

For four weeks, I embarked on a journey. In the beginning; I believed it was necessary because I was weak and incapable of fitting into my life. This journey has proven to be about so much more. It quickly became a journey of the spirit that led to the profound discovery of myself. Myself, stripped [...]

No, We’re Not ‘Ok’

No, We’re Not ‘Ok’

On February 22nd I wrote a blog about current conditions in the Florida Panhandle following Hurricane Michael. I had recently experienced a few encounters with individuals who had absolutely no idea what conditions are like just over the Hathaway Bridge in Bay and surrounding counties. They went so far as to say that things weren’t [...]