High School Graduation

    Last weekend I went to my cousin Brooke’s graduation from high school and honestly, nothing has changed much in the last 34 years.  Well, maybe a few things. For instance, this time I was the one taking pictures. And now we all have smart phones to combat the boredom. But the band still…

When Phones Don’t Ring

The first time the phone rang after it happened, we all jumped.  For hours, you couldn’t get a dial tone on our phone, a land line, the only kind of phone anyone had back then.  All you could hear was static. And then about midnight out of the blue, it rang. I jumped to pick…

Top Ten Favorite Moments With My Mom

  10.  Eating pimento cheese sandwiches at the lunch counter at English Pharmacy in Parker Square. 9.  The time she got out of the car at a stoplight to invite the people in the car just ahead of us to come over for sandwiches on our way home from church one Sunday night.  Just as…

Time Heals All Wounds?

This past week I spent time with a Christian school for K-12 students in Alamogordo, New Mexico.  The closest place to fly in to was El Paso.  Hesitantly, I agreed.   You see, I don’t have the best track record with El Paso. And yesterday, when I was flying home, of course, my plane got…

And…We Have Lift Off

Well, it’s official.  Today is the release day for the memoir I began writing over a year ago.  This afternoon I’ll hold a copy of the book in my hands and read to a group of friends – and strangers who may become friends – for the very first time.            …