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pale blue mercy


pale blue mercy MainStreetRag.com pale blue mercy Dear Writers: Some quick news: Main Street Rag Publishing Company is publishing my book pale blue mercy as part of its Author’s Choice Chapbook Series. The book will be released February 5th.  If you’re interested … Continue reading

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Can the World Not Behave Itself for Five Minutes? Texts You Don’t Want to Get While On Vacation


Why is it when you try to embrace the empty nest, the helicopters appear instead?  Why is it, indeed, any time you try and take a vacash–the world erupts? You and your husband were just in Paris in order to … Continue reading

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first world beach problems


While enjoying the beach during your summer family vacay, your son finally took off his Mom’s voice-cancelling headphones.  After awhile he shook his head, gave off a grin and proclaimed: “First world beach problems.” “What?” you reply, as usual. “Just … Continue reading

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The Difference Between (Southern) Men and Women


Image via Wikipedia 1. Women like hanging out in Starbucks and drinking chai tea.  Believe it or not–men will walk straight past a Starbucks to get to a Five Guys or Firehouse sub. 2. Women like Sephora.  Men will walk … Continue reading

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Pinterest for Guys: dudeboard


There has simply got to be a Pinterest for guys.  Hence, you propose the name, dudeboard.  Guys, next time you google, ‘where dem girls at,’ listen to this.  ‘Dem girls’ are sitting sweetly at home or in Starbucks, pinning away. … Continue reading

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Got that ‘reindeer in the headlights’ look?


Wreath up, stockings down, set out old drippy candles that somewhat spread light around.  Tree sort of up, but listing wildly against one wall.  Boxes of lights and ornaments awaiteth, as well as rounds of signing, licking, addressing and stamping cards. Rustle up … Continue reading

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SEC for Dummies: a southern Mom’s cliff notes version


If you’re lookin’ for info about the Security and Exchanges commission, this article isn’t for you. This Saturday, Georgia plays LSU in Hot-lanta for the SEC championship.  SEC means we’re talkin’ real, live football.  Football as religion, not sport.  Last … Continue reading

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