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Repeating History

Hello, Friends! In honor of Black History Month, I’m reprising this essay that was published in the University of Texas at Arlington’s student newspaper in 2006. I first posted the piece to this blog on February 1, 2017. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ “Breaching … Continue reading

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Totality: Unlikely Events

As I told you Monday, Brent and I drove to Missouri to see the solar eclipse. A solar eclipse is an unlikely event requiring three objects moving through space to be lined up just so. This is why we don’t … Continue reading

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Dogwood Fever

This weekend is right in the middle of Palestine, Texas’ Dogwood Festival, scheduled around the lovely little trees’ top blooming window. When I actually lived in Palestine as a kid, I didn’t especially appreciate the city. I just lived there, … Continue reading

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Happy Black History Month!

My family is white, and during my early childhood, we lived in small towns in Illinois and Missouri where nearly everyone around us was also white. I knew black people existed, although I had never met a “Negro,” as they … Continue reading

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The Gift

If friendship is a gift, then my writing buddy, Kelsey Gillespy, is a gift that keeps on giving. She and I have worked together for just over a year now. We meet most every week, critiquing each other’s stories and … Continue reading

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“Real Talk” — Really.

“Real Talk” for Women, the flyer at church said. The evening gathering would be the first of its kind. The flyer went on, Real Talk. Real Conversation. Real Women. To be honest, I wasn’t optimistic. In fact, I almost didn’t … Continue reading

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“Wings of Glass” (Book Review)

HOLMES, GINA. Wings of Glass. Tyndale House, 2013. (Fiction.) Penny Carson gave Trent Taylor her hand in marriage, but all he gave her in return was his fist… and harsh, demeaning words. Isolated from her family, almost a prisoner in … Continue reading

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