Two Sides of Creation

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      This is the place where my mother creates. Had she been born to another time and place, my mother would likely have made her living as an artist. But circumstances and three children and a dead husband demanded else of her. Throughout her life my mother has been a pursuer of beauty. Where [Read More...]

Fifty Shades of Grey: Masturbation of the Mind

The young prosecuting attorney called me into his office. “Take a look at these,” he said, handing me a stack of photos. We’d just left the courtroom where a sex offender was given less than five years for sodomizing an 8-year old boy and raping  a 12-year-old girl. The deal was offered in an effort [Read More...]

This one is for you, Katie Couric

Loretta.

I heard the story first from Loretta. She’s the gal that invited me to Cullman, Alabama. You may remember Cullman from the headline stories last year. A tornado cut a swath through town. Jimmy, who spent 20 some years writing for the local paper but now runs the Farmer’s Market, told me about how he [Read More...]


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