Category Archives: Everybody Has a Story

Why You Need To Hold The Sauce: A Guest Post

Today’s guest post appears courtesy of Kelsey Gillespy, my longtime critique partner and beloved friend. (When we became outnumbered by her children, the critique sort of took a back seat… but the friendship never did.) You’ll love her, too! See … Continue reading

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Guest Post: William Patrick

Let’s Rise to the Challenge of Decency This column by William Patrick first appeared in the Palestine [Texas] Herald-Press on March 18, 2020. I’m sharing it with the kind permission of Mr. Patrick and the Herald-Press. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Americans have a … Continue reading

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What IS This, Anyway?

When I saw this… thing… in an antique store, it stopped me in my tracks. Normally, a large ceramic figure that’s really a two-part container functions as a cookie jar. But… First, cookie jars don’t come with salt and pepper … Continue reading

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“Dear Texas…” – A Guest Post

Why should I whine about the sudden summer heat around here, when my friend Misty Ansted has already said it so well? With her kind permission, I present her open letter (which first appeared on her Facebook timeline over Memorial … Continue reading

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Squirrel Stuff!

I love to laugh. You know that, and I know that. What I don’t know is how I came across this website in the first place. It was years ago, after my parents finally moved to a small house on … Continue reading

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Liberia Report: From War to Peace

  Benjamin Somah walked into Monrovia’s Peace Cafe, where our freshly arrived team sat with a few local contacts, enjoying some coffee and Internet time. Our friends knew this local craftsman, so we checked out his artwork.   We already … Continue reading

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