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 skin. 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

Sunshine, Lollypops and Sunscreen

The summer of 68 I took on a terrible sunburn. I was still a couple of years away from being a decade old, my skin still tender. Up until then, I had never blistered from the sun. I had been born with a complexion slightly tanned, so sunburns were never a worry. I don’t think … Continue reading

Flip Flops & Cut-Off Jeans

Flip Flops & Cut-Off Jeans

Discount shades, store bought baby oil tan, flip-flops and cut-off jeans….. It’s a lyric from a song, but it nearly describes the summer of my seventeenth year. I just have to change up a few words, to make it fit. I heard that song yesterday and it took me back to the green, shaded hills … Continue reading