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Pronunciations don’t always have to be ‘correct’

Perhaps it's the Scotch-Irish mountain streak in me but I love adding "ed" to words. » Read More

Corrections that aren't necessary

It has been well over 10 years since I started a weekly newsletter for my readers which is free and primarily tells the stories behind ... » Read More

Mark my words -- part 2

The new book I've written about Mama is a compilation of past columns about her as well as new stories that give an insight ... » Read More

Mark my words -- Mama, Part 1

From time to time, as my writing career grew, Mama would say, "I built you, little girl. Don't ever forget that." » Read More

The graveled road

Several years before Tink and I married, I built a house that, eventually, would become our home together. This French Country cottage suits us very ... » Read More

What was Lewis Grizzard's favorite hymn?

When I wrote about the night that a woman arose at a little church we were visiting in Highlands, NC, and proclaimed that her favorite ... » Read More

When two worlds blend

It is no secret that when John Tinker arrived in the rural heartland of the Deep South, he was thrust into a cultural environment as ... » Read More

Cursive writing returns

A few years ago, I was saddened to hear from my niece, Nicole, that her children were not learning to write cursive because it had ... » Read More

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