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Spring Cleaning

On Tuesday, I posted final grades for the spring semester of my classes. Typically, I take the week in between spring and summer semesters to clean out files, finish last minute prep work, and and prepare for the next set of classes. 351 more words


Wilson-Myers House Essay is Published!

My essay on the Wilson-Myers house (related to my research on Emmett Wilson) is up!

The link is here; click on the push-pin for Chipley, Florida.


Thanks, Sue Monk Kidd

I’ve been struggling with the first draft of Emmett’s book — the fine-tuning is driving me crazy. I’ve drafted 17 different versions of this first chapter since I started actually writing the book last year. 304 more words

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Do you remember when I sent out an essay about Emmett’s boyhood home to Saw Palm: Florida Literature and Art?

Good news! They’re going to publish it in the… 26 more words


In Praise of Sponsorship

As of April 27, I will have 10 years’ sobriety in AA.

Putting down the drink was the easy part of getting sober. Keeping away from the damn drink was the hard part — and I surely would not have accumulated this much time, one day at at time, unless I had some help. 756 more words

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Three Years

I started the Emmett Wilson book blog three years ago, about a month before my first research trip to Pensacola.

The blog wasn’t my idea, but my husband’s. 391 more words


Venture into Short Story

Writing a short story is different from writing a full length novel. Every word has to count. You need to establish mood, setting and character in just a few words. 299 more words

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