I Wanna See You Be Brave

I Wanna See You Be Brave

This morning, my childhood friend Becky posted a Sara Bareilles song on Facebook: Brave. And it triggered a memory of her mother. Many years ago, after becoming engaged, I visited the mom of my friends Mike, Bobby and Becky Bruce-West. By that time, I had known Mrs. Bruce many years; since I was ten or … Continue reading

Let Me Know If You Need Anything

   We say it to our friends, family and mere acquaintances when they’re going through the valley times of life. With Facebook, I read those words everyday. Just this morning, two different people I know posted of deaths in their immediate family. Their Timelines were filled, one after the other, with friends offering condolences followed … Continue reading

Georgia Home Essay Contest

Georgia Home Essay Contest

Georgia is a beautiful state. Lakes, waterfalls and meandering rivers awaken the forgotten delights of childhood. In the North Georgia mountains, we enjoy four distinct seasons. All year long, pines and evergreens cover the hills with a variety of rich green hues. In the fall, brilliant reds, yellows, orange and purple add variety to the … Continue reading

A Blemished Life Redefined

A Blemished Life Redefined

I first heard about Rodan + Fields as I was going through a divorce. It was in 2010 when my friend Teresa Hayes began making a few posts on Facebook regarding her new business.┬áTeresa and I were childhood friends but had not seen each other since graduating from high school more than 30 years prior. … Continue reading

ScarFace Undone

ScarFace Undone

This past October 2014, I had surgery on my face. The surgery was to remove skin cancer from beneath the surface of my face. September, the month of impending change, is when I learned I had cancer. Before surgery, I had a couple of weeks to think about the alien living below my eyes, beneath … Continue reading

Who Remembers?

   When I was growing up in Canton, Georgia, one of the most exiting days of the year was Opening Day. Not the  Braves Opening Day at Atlanta Fulton County Stadium…better..,opening day of the DQ. The line of teens in Cherokee Warrior T-shirts, parents holding toddlers, old couples holding hands, businessmen in ties, doctors and … Continue reading

The Bird Fighter

The Bird Fighter

This morning, with a cup of Russian Tea in hand, I called my mom. It’s something I do daily. Most days, we chatter about the day before us, “what are you doing today?” Some mornings, the conversation is a lullaby of memories. Other times, she voices her concerns about the health and well-being of those … Continue reading

Bully in the School Yard

Did you know the old Canton Elementary on Academy Street and the Jones’ Textile Offices in downtown Canton, Georgia are on the National Register of Historic Places as being in the historic section of Canton? And did you know Dr. Frank Petruzielo, of superintendent fame, plans to demolish the school building and or the Jones … Continue reading

Take 10

That dang pimple just wouldn’t leave me be. It would go away after a week or two, I would forget about it… and a few weeks or months later, there it was again. In the same place every time, too. Last January I became a Consultant with Rodan+Fields. I loved the healthy glow and smooth … Continue reading