The Biscuit & Black Coffee Outlaw

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Sunday morning started with four cups of flour and Mama’s biscuit-cutter. There are two things my kids love better than anything — my biscuits and my carrot cake. The carrot cake is complicated to make. The biscuits are easy. So easy, in fact, the making of them calms me, transports me back to the Appalachian [Read More...]

The Evil at Sandy Hook

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Evil visited this community today,¬†so declared Connecticut¬†Gov. Dan Malloy. Malloy was one of many who mentioned evil as the root source of Friday’s mass murder at an elementary school in Newtown. At first glance it would certainly seem to be an accurate statement. Only the most demonic would open fire on a classroom full of [Read More...]

Praying for Miracles

Mama with Mannie and Nicole Barnes in Landon's room.

  Back in my reporting days I did a story about miracles and the people who believe in them. A neighbor woman, who had been suffering from cancer, got a clean bill of health, an answer to prayer, she said. In preparation to write that story I interviewed her doctor. “This is no miracle,” he [Read More...]


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