I'm tickled to death to announce to y'all that my book, They Call Me Orange Juice, is out! Available in hardcover and paperback, it is a collection of what I think are the best of the best of my early essays. Some are funny. Some are poignant. And all come straight from my heart to … Continue reading The book is here!
There’s always room for one more
Brother balances the tinfoil-wrapped plates on his lap while I crank up Mama's big Mercury, even though I'm not quite old enough to drive. The smell of turkey, dressing, and sweet potatoes fills the car. Brother looks a little scared as I mash the pedal to the floor slinging a little driveway gravel as we … Continue reading There’s always room for one more
I love to tell the story
Storytelling runs in my family. We sit around and tell the same tales over and over and over. Somehow they never get old. Extra emphasis, a rolled eye, a dramatic pause entertains. A little extra detail here and there educates. In the retelling, heritage and history are passed down. My grandfather, "Baw," and his brothers … Continue reading I love to tell the story
You can’t fake funny – OR – The New Year’s blog post that wasn’t
For a couple of days now I have stared blankly at the computer screen trying to think up an amusing and entertaining New Year's post. I talked about the traditional foods a couple of years ago and I don't have much truck with resolutions, so for the first time in a great long while I … Continue reading You can’t fake funny – OR – The New Year’s blog post that wasn’t