If You Hurl You Will Feel Better…

…Hurl…before you even put your feet on the floor. Hurl…before you even open your eyes. Hurl everything that you’ve got in you! Hurl it all… to God. Recently some women friends and I were talking about “unholy ties”. This happens when relationships aren’t bound together in Love…but are bound together by control or fear or other…

1970’s… Commune… Communion…Let’s Talk

When I was a kid…way back in the crazy 1970’s,  TV had a very limited number of channels. ABC… CBS… NBC…and then there was the Sesame Street, Electric Company (and the show that I couldn’t stand called ZOOM) channel other wise known as PBS. And there was TBS that played all of the great old shows like…

“Mom, did you see the Sunrise this morning?” My answer.

I woke up this morning. When you hear those words you might go, “Yeah, duh…obviously or you wouldn’t be writing.” Or , “Congratulations!” Or, “Why? Has something been wrong? Did you think that you weren’t going to?” I woke up this morning. Yes, literally. I am drinking my coffee. My kids are off at school.…

Words from the Grave

“Love Lives On”. That is the marker on my Grandfather’s grave. If he were alive, my Daddy John would have been 100 years old – today.  On the last day of his life as he lay unconscious in the hospital bed, I scolded him. Yes, I did.  It wasn’t harsh, but in exasperation I told that man, the most precious person that I…

Thank God You are Not Me

There are people who make a living  shocking our sensibilities through thoughtless commentary. That is not my intention. I don’t want to upset anyone…I just want to tell you something that I have realized recently…but I have to go back to about 1975. When I was a kid I watched FAR TOO MUCH television…especially considering…

“Where Are You…?”

Talking to friends on a regular basis was something that I had almost gotten used to! It has never been a natural thing for me. I love people, I just don’t always remember that I need people! But for a while now I have been getting more comfortable. I was enjoying trading texts about things that were happening;  sharing amazing experiences…

Grandaddy versus Abel Tucker…Round One

  Able Tucker was born in much the same way that all babies are born. He had a one year old birthday party, and a two-year old birthday party, and a three-year old birthday. But when he turned four, as some folks do, he went right from being a baby sucking down milk to being a fifty…

Archie’s Learning and Lessons

Archie’s brother came for a visit one summer before Archie got sick.  Daddy was outside sitting on the porch swing and visiting with the two red-headed brothers. “Don’t believe anything that you hear about mountain folks… unless it’s good.” Archie told Sal. “ I’ve lived here for over thirty years now and I am surprised…