Mothers & Mental Illness

pregnancy2

My childhood girlfriend was institutionalized following the birth of her first-born. Here she was, ten years later, in the third-trimester of her second pregnancy, talking out of her head again. We were having one of our catch-up phone calls. She from her home in Georgia. Me from my home in Oregon. “I know what the [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...]

Manners for Social Media

charm school

  When I was growing up in Georgia most all the properly-raised girls studied under Miss Mable Bailey, who ran a modeling and charm program because apparently models, as Tyra Banks and Iman have proven, aren’t born sweet. They have to work at being congenial, something I understand all too well. My girlfriend Sara’s sister Beth [Read More...]


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