Rest for your soul

Cranes 16-18 of 1000 for 2016 Made from pages taken from a Bible verse calendar. 1. Psalm 91:1 “Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.” 2. 1 Timothy 1:14 “The grace of our Lord was poured out on me abundantly, along with the faith and […]

She’ll have fun, fun, fun till her grading takes her free time away.

I went to work today, but I didn’t do any work because that hasn’t started yet. Instead, I packed up belongings from my office to move to a bigger office. I need a bigger office because life tends to pile up on me. My day went like this: –Went to the office around ten. –Packed […]

A little of this and a little of that

In the spirit of embracing my own hummingbird nature of flitting from one thing to another, I have updated several Facebook pages this week and joined a new photo challenge group on Flickr. I’m trying to keep my expectations realistic. My impulse is also to go after projects full speed ahead and then crash and […]

Fresh from God

“I love these little people; and it is not a slight thing when they, who are so fresh from God, love us.” Charles Dickens

The Year of the Hummingbird and Maybe the Paper Crane

I have to admit that I embarrass myself more often than not. I’m a person who jumps into projects wholeheartedly, and I have a lot to show for that. I just don’t have a lot of what I would consider socially acceptable accomplishments to show. Published books after 25 years as a writer? One. Incomplete […]

Newt Knight and the Free State of Movie Mania

There’s been a lot of excitement around Jones County and South Mississippi lately because Gary Ross of Hunger Games fame (just for a start) is gearing up to shoot a film about a local Civil War Era legend by the name of Newt Knight. If you want to know more about Newt, Google is your […]

Five months with the Fitbit

I bought a Fitbit in July of this year. I know it was July, not because I keep up with dates very well, but because I was teaching summer school at the time. My first day with the Fitbit at work I put in 16,000 steps in a day, and I was really happy because […]

Why I Stand With Thad

I hesitated to speak up about the senate race in Mississippi. I had friends and family members on both sides. I didn’t want any conflict. I also didn’t think that Chris McDaniel had a real chance. I thought most of the support for him was concentrated in Jones County and that he wouldn’t generate the […]

One Path, Many Truths

People often quote the Hindu saying “One truth, many paths” when talking about religious tolerance. I’m not sure what the saying originally meant, but I do know it has been transformed by Westerners into meaning “respect the rights of others to worship God how they see fit” with the idea that there are many ways […]

Only Love is Real

I’ve spent a lot of time in my life chasing after accomplishments. I finished a PhD when I was still in my 20s, and I thought when I went to work in the 2-year-college system that I had a pretty good deal because I didn’t have anything left to prove. I didn’t have to publish. […]