September 18, 2020

Back in my blogging heyday, I was lucky enough to see Brene Brown speak, at Blissdom (Find Your Bliss!) in Nashville in 2011. She talked to us about wholeheartedness and about having friends who will help hide the body**

This was just after Brene's first...

September 16, 2020

One of the ways that I try to control my anxiety is by limiting my exposure to the news. I am a J-school grad so I can't just bury my head in the sand and avoid all news, even though I'd probably be way more calm if I could. But I haven't watched any TV news in at leas...

September 12, 2020

Those three supercharged months—marked by freedom and possibility

and some life-changing moment of love or lust or longing for something you

might not even know yet—won’t be nearly as vividly defined or so accurately

placed in time. I want (need) a song to immediately...

September 7, 2020

Taking a break from telling my stories to sing the praises of an amazing story I just enjoyed on television. 

So many of my friends recommended Schitt's Creek over and over and I tried. I really did try. I couldn't make it through the first 10 minutes of the first episo...

September 6, 2020

In the early 2000s, I worked at a PR agency that was owned by a local Democratic elected official. One morning as I was driving to work, she called me and asked, "Do you want to see your president today?" 

This was in the GWB era and my boss and I both still called...

September 4, 2020

When I was a kid, I thought they were called Bomb Fires. That was before we moved to the Mississippi Coast where fires on the beach were a regular occurrence. 

There was a time when you could drive along Mississippi's Highway 90 in the summertime and were sure to s...

September 3, 2020

Tell me a story.

In this century, and moment, of mania, tell me a story.

Make it a story of great distances, and starlight.

The name of the story will be time,

But you must not speak its name.

Tell me a story of deep delight.

                              - Robert Penn Warre...

August 31, 2020

My short list of all-time favorite television shows include The West Wing and Sesame Street. 

There are many shows I like a lot and rewatch often. But when we're talking all-time favorites, these are the ones that I always cite. 

I am part of the original Sesame Str...

August 26, 2020

If the world-wide pandemic doesn't get you, the unsurvivable storm surge will. At some point you start to feel like everything in the world is trying to kill you. It starts to feel personal. 

You know what else feels personal? All the messages and texts and faceboo...

August 25, 2020

Last year at Christmastime, my husband said to me that he thought, given how volatile the President can be, and the coming year being an election year and really, who knows what he'll tweet? He thought we should move our retirement funds out of the stock market. I was...

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