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On The Fence

Sometimes when I get frustrated or restless with work, I jump in my car and drive. Just drive. No map, no destination, just go.

Past Northport, past Lake Tuscaloosa, past Little Yellow Creek and a chain of lakes too small for names on Google Maps. 471 more words


Earline's Pink Party

October is finally, mercifully, cool enough to play outside in Alabama. In between hurricane remnants and tornado watches, I’ve taken to sitting out on my balcony overlooking the Black Warrior River, book in hand. 1,169 more words


Black and White

I have a young friend who is also named Ray Clifton.  We have never met.  He is a virtual friend, a connection made through social media.  459 more words

Life In Alabama

The Subtlety of the Season

I have written about Fall here before.  My favorite season sometimes leads to metaphor, as it did here.  Sometimes it is what it is.  I write, you decide. 253 more words

Life In Alabama

A List of Weird Stuff I've Noticed Since I Moved to Nashville!

I have now been a resident of Nashville, TN for over a month! In honor of this momentous occasion, I decided to a write up a list of observations, thoughts, and concerns about experiences so far as a Western Pennsylvanian in Middle Tennessee. 791 more words


Time to eat!

The other day, I got to pondering the words we use for meals.  I was on my way to my favorite wine bar where I intended to have an early supper/late lunch and the fact that American’s don’t have a word for that meal got my brain spinning around the ways we talk about dining. 494 more words

A Day In This Life

Bagels, Hummus and Where did you go to High School?

Moving fromTennessee to St. Louis has been an enlightening experience. In the twelve years I have lived in St. Louis I have grown to love the people and culture. 155 more words