God and Barbecue

This is what’s on my mind … When you live in the south, there are two things you believe in. God is one. Barbecue is another. Iam not sure if I even have that in the right order. You want to strike up a conversation with a stranger and all you have to do is…

What’s On My Mind

This is what’s on my mind … Though the sun is streaming into my office, casting wonderful shadows of blinds and shelves, te acups and a metal cow on my desk, my thoughts are in the realm of darker subjects. You know, so much of life can be seen on a light spectrum. We have…

The Basketball Story

This is what’s on my mind … My mind is Grand Central Station. Thoughts and ideas, needling pricks of uncertainty cross tracks with thoughts that tell me not to worry. Oh, and that photo? Do you think that is the front or back of Winston’s head? So how about that Virginia game? I didn’t watch…

Slithering Dreams of the Stink-Eye

This is what’s on my mind … At least this time Nick didn’t make me cry. He made me nervous as all get out, but I was only partially stunned by his behavior. Yes, sweet Nick. Man of few words but expert at zingers, doing dishes, raising tomatoes and back scratches. I had to get…

Grandma Moses

On this Day Three of Women’s History Month, I have selected a woman who has inspired and continues to inspire me.   At the age of around 58, I picked up a paint brush and said to myself, just paint. Give it a whirl.   That sounds like an easy thing to say, but it…

Glowing After Finishing Radiation … and life goes on

This is what is on my mind. Yesterday, I said final goodbyes to two bald women, one wearing a scarf, a blond beautician who rides a Harley, and my black friend with the hook hand, Willie. I finally learned his first name. I only knew him as Mr. Miller. I took homemade donuts for the…

Arming Teachers Is Not The Answer

This is what is on my mind. The thought of arming teachers bothers me and I don’t think that is the proper way to address the school shootings. There, I said it. Teachers have enough responsibility already. Teachers should teach and NOT have the responsibility to make a decision whether to use a firearm. Can…