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Suspenseful and absorbing UNRAVELING OF MERCY LOUIS examines a community and a girl under pressure


The Unraveling of Mercy Louis

By Keija Parssinen

Harper: March 10, 2015

$25.99, 336 pages

Seventeen-year-old high school senior Mercy Louis is a star in her hometown of Port Sabine, Texas. 1,231 more words

Book Reviews

Keystone veto will stick, for now

President Obama has vetoed the Keystone XL pipeline.

However, his reason seems a bit nit-picky.

The White House said Obama doesn’t necessarily oppose the pipeline, but he opposes the process that delivered the bill to his desk. 292 more words

Barack Obama

Ménage à Trois

It was a beautiful January day along the Texas Gulf Coast.  I was in the midst of a photo shoot with my model Rosie, a lovely Roseate Spoonbill. 287 more words


A day at McFadden Ward beach with two dogs

The beach in the wintertime is always delightful. There are rarely many people there and last week was no exception. We wanted to compare it to the one we had just left in Florida. 105 more words


The art of compromise

Living a mobile lifestyle with a partner in 250 square feet, requires the ability to communicate and compromise.  Compromise becomes even more important when the individuals don’t always share common interests. 905 more words


Traveling in 2015

To the Gulf Coast to a small town that’s the shrimp capital of Texas on a quiet bay. To New Orleans—haven’t been there since maybe the late 1980s. 134 more words


In January of 2007 I became one of the first judicial bloggers in the country. I created As The Island Floats to write about justice and life on an island off the Texas Gulf Coast. 665 more words