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The Characters of DIXIANA

As promised at the end of the ‘Notes On DIXIANA‘ posts, here’s the guide to the eight major POV characters who drive the intertwining narratives in my recently-completed Southern literary novel series… 1,766 more words



Two years ago, DIXIANA, you were but a gleam in my eye. Out of reach for so long, yet here now I find that you exist. 1,574 more words


Speech to My Dad's Retirement Luncheon

This year, my family and I are thrilled that my dad’s retiring from his long career in the heating and air business. Later today we’ll be celebrating his long and productive work life with a special luncheon in his honor. 1,091 more words

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The Fantastic Good News!

GNUUC Ministerial Candidate: Rev. Carmen Emerson

You did it, GNUUC! After a rewarding and thorough search process, your Ministerial Search Committee is excited and proud to present Reverend Carmen Emerson as the candidate for our full-time settled minister. 232 more words

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Manuscript Evaluations Now Open

Now that I’m into the revision phase of my work on DIXIANA, and a light revision phase at that, I thought I’d once again promote the availability of my… 427 more words


Notes on the DIXIANA Saga (Part 3)

After two prior novelistic forays, what more could possibly occur in the Southern-fried universe of my series DIXIANA? Despite the intensity of the narrative peaks at the conclusion of… 902 more words


What is Your Official "Spring Sign"?

What is your official spring sign? The thing you see or feel that makes spring officially here for you.

Is it the geese flying by everywhere you go: in twos, in threes, in huge flocks? 185 more words