Category Archives: good literature

What’s on My Bedside Reading Table

June has been an excellent month for fiction! Longer daylight hours and more energy means more time to read. Here are a few of my favorites: Mississippi Blood by Greg Iles I couldn’t wait for this book to come out! The final book in the trilogy of Natchez Burning (amazing read, with one of the…
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Alabama Writers Symposium: Heading South for a New Perspective

April showers may bring May flowers but unfortunately they also brought no blog posts. With my mother entering Hospice and passing away a few days later, it has been a tough month. I’ll write about that experience later. Right now it’s too fresh in my mind. This morning I’m going to blog about something totally…
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What Would Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Think: Chaos or Community?

With the federal holiday acknowledging Dr. King and the 2017 presidential inauguration falling in the same week, the timing couldn’t be better for this question. Education, voting rights and educational and economic equality were all key tenets of Dr. King’s philosophy. However, prior to his death, many feel he was beginning to shift from using…
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It’s not Always Sunny in Dallas

My last post praised the many attributes of Dallas. However, this week I also feel compelled to share a not-so-fond impression of the city. Today marks the last day of Banned Book Week, seven days I feel very strongly about. In my view, censorship of reading materials is wrong in any form, but this holds…
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