Solidarity with the Grandchildren

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When his sister got married a couple of years ago, Stephan walked his Hero Mama grandmother down the flower-strewn path. As the first-born grandson he’s always had a special place in the hearts of all the grandparents. Back then he was employed at Colonial Williamsburg. Facial hair was not in style and long hair was. [Read More...]

Bubba Boy’s Birthday

Tim & Stephan

Thirty-three years ago today, I drank a bottle of Castor oil and got sicker than a yard dog with scours. This after I’d eaten half a watermelon. ┬áThis after I’d gone nearly four weeks overdue with my firstborn. It’s not just some old wives tale. Or if it is, it worked for me. Within hours [Read More...]

Friends, Family, Angels & Bears

So I’m off to Portland for the weekend. Tonight I’ll be meeting with booksellers from throughout the Northwest. This is a big deal to me because it’s the first time I’ve been invited by Pacific Northwest Bookseller Association to appear at their trade show. While I’ve been to many Southeast book events, this is my [Read More...]