Notes from Mama’s Bible

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She wrote all sorts of notes in her bible, my mother did. Not just favorite verses, although there are those. But poems that spoke to her. Like this one: A kiss of the sun for pardon, A song of the birds for mirth. One is nearer God’s heart in a garden than anywhere else on [Read More...]

In the Hood with Billy Coffey

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A lot of people talk about the art of writing. Some of the people who say they are writers simply practice the art of hype. But Billy Coffey is the real deal. A good-hearted fellow who can craft a story from table scraps. Billy’s latest book — When Mockingbirds Sing — will hit the shelves [Read More...]

Not a story of miracles

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By now you’ve heard the news that Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight have been found alive, apparently kidnapped and held for years as prisoners inside a house on Cleveland’s West Side.   Understandably the reaction from the public-at-large has been one of rejoicing. These women were believed to be dead. Abducted. Likely murdered. [Read More...]