January 26, 2020

Last fall I had my 35th high school reunion.

I can't remember if I wrote about it here? My co-chair and I dressed up as Tina Turner and Madonna. (We were the Class of 1984). It was an amazing weekend. The last reunion we had was the 20th, so 2004. 

This weekend the reuni...

January 12, 2020

I don't even know how to start this post except just to go ahead and drop it on you: One day this week I listened to Debbie Boone's album You Light Up My Life on the way to work. 

This is one of the oldest albums I remember listening to. We had the eight-track tape...

December 26, 2019

Scene: Sound & Fury bookstore, before dawn. Menetre is making cinnamon rolls. Harper sits on a stool observing, drinking coffee. 

MENETRE: So it's important that you let the dough be sticky. Don't be tempted to add too much flour. 

HARPER (yawning): Sticky, okay. Got it....

December 20, 2019

Scene: Will's law office. Amy Ray is at the reception desk. Enter Harper. 

HARPER: Hey, Amy Ray. Is Will in? 

AMY RAY: Yes ma'am. He's expecting you - go right in. 

Harper goes through the door to the inner office, where Will sits behind a desk. 

WILL: Good morning, Sissy....

December 17, 2019

Scene: The book store. Harper is putting new books on display around a table Christmas tree. Menetre is baking behind the coffee shop counter. Christmas carols play overhead.  

HARPER: So, Mama, help me understand what it is you plan to do in your "retirement." 


December 5, 2019

Scene: Black Friday evening. Harper and Alex are wrapping gifts in Menetre's home. 

ALEX: So what is this thing tonight? 

HARPER: It's the Christmas tree lighting in the Town Square. It's tradition. 

ALEX: Oh, like the national tree lighting on the mall. 

HARPER: Well, les...

December 3, 2019

Act One is here

Scene: Harper, Alex, Will, and Amy Ray sit around Menetre's dinner table, which is set with Thanksgiving dinner. She enters with the turkey on a platter and sets it in the center in front of Will. He begins to carve. 

ALEX: Everything looks delicious, M...

November 29, 2019

SCENE: Washington DC condo. Two young professionals are packing. 

HARPER (thumbing through her closet): How the hell is anyone supposed to get into the spirit of the season when it's 80 degrees outside?

ALEX: Oh, come on...it's just Thanksgiving. We'll be back in D....

November 9, 2019

On my birthday, we saw Dear Evan Hansen as part of our Saenger Theater season. (It wasn't actually at the Saenger because the Saenger is on lock down due to the building that collapsed in the CBD. So they re-lo'ed us to the Mahalia Jackson Theater. Which is fine. MJT h...

November 2, 2019

It's only natural, I think, that one begins to reflect as they near another birthday at my age. We think about our ups and downs, of the last  year, and then going back further. 

We all have lows in our lives. For some, those lows can be very dark. Some of us are s...

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