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icedtea-21If there’s one thing Southern gals know how to do, it’s gab. Silly or serious, all it takes is a glass of iced tea and time. Pull up a chair, kick off your shoes, and make yourself comfy…get ready to dish!


Sunday Soundtrack: Higher Ground

Posted by on May 26, 2019 in dish | 0 comments

Sunday Soundtrack: Higher Ground

I adore nearly every version of this Stevie Wonder classic, but this one by Playing for Change has been on repeat lately. PFC is a group dedicated to inspiring the world through “the common belief that music has the power to break down boundaries and overcome distances between people.” Keep reaching—and...

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Sunday Soundtrack: Hunnybee

Posted by on Apr 14, 2019 in dish | 0 comments

Sunday Soundtrack: Hunnybee

One benefit to having college-age children who enjoy music is that they’re always sending you recommendations of new songs to try. Here’s one Frack introduced me to, something they play on Sundays to set the mood for the coming week. Enjoy!

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Be a Camellia

Posted by on Feb 14, 2019 in dish | 1 comment

Be a Camellia

Last month, my oldest friend Kathryn said goodbye to her mother. It was a hard goodbye after weeks of hospitals, frustration, and medical shortcomings, and Kathryn and her father will be dealing with the raw scar of pain for a very long time. Andrea Hickman White was an honest to goodness force of nature. She was married for more than fifty years to her high school sweetheart, Ken. She loved her only daughter fiercely, a love exceeded only by her devotion to her three grandchildren, the bonus children added through marriage, and the...

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Good Night, Good Dog

Posted by on Apr 9, 2018 in dish | 1 comment

Good Night, Good Dog

Today was pretty much the Mondayest Monday in the history of Mondays. Today, we put our thirteen-year-old Brittany, Jester, down. Mr. Man and I put a lot of research into choosing what would be our family dog after having lived with Jack, pretty much the perfect cocker spaniel. We wanted something a little bigger, with a similar happy disposition, good looks, smarts, and just a bit different from what everyone else had. So we packed up the kids and checked out a litter of teeny squirming puppies too young to leave their mama and promised...

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Valentine’s Fun

Posted by on Feb 14, 2018 in dish | 0 comments

This is an adorable French animation called Cupidon. Poor Cupid has one job… Enjoy!

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Sunday Soundtrack: Jump

Posted by on Jan 7, 2018 in dish | 0 comments

Sunday Soundtrack: Jump

I love this song. If you’re ever completely flat and need motivation, let Madonna kick you into gear.

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Coming Out of the Dark

Posted by on Jan 1, 2018 in dish | 3 comments

Coming Out of the Dark

Happy New Year, everyone! After the trash fire that was 2017, I think most of us are looking for change, if not outright reinvention. It’s been interesting to read up on people’s resolutions. I have some writer friends who are focusing on the positive in the world (we all could use more of that). Other friends are beginning new reading challenges. It seems most everyone I know has latched onto one permutation or another of diet and weight loss goals, like eating more healthy food or actually going to the gym for once (no thanks)....

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Sunday Soundtrack: “Just Do You”

Posted by on Jan 1, 2017 in dish | 0 comments

Sunday Soundtrack: “Just Do You”

Happy New Year! 2016 took a chunk out of a bunch of folks, me included. Looking forward to making positive changes in myself and for others in 2017. This song, one of my favorites by India.Arie, pretty much says it all. Be well!

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2017 Reading List

Posted by on Dec 26, 2016 in dish | 2 comments

2017 Reading List

Earlier this month, I got into a testy professional conversation with an online colleague who was bemoaning how colleges/universities are no longer permitted to teach the dead white guy literary canon because diversity, or something equally stupid. It pissed me off. Not only is that claim patently untrue, but it also denigrates the many brilliant writers who don’t happen to be white males (dead optional). So next year’s personal reading will be an all-female and POC affair. I asked my Facebook friends, a blend of lifelong friends,...

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Sunday Soundtrack: “Cherish”

Posted by on Dec 11, 2016 in dish | 0 comments

Sunday Soundtrack: “Cherish”

Today’s tune is “Cherish,” one of my favorite classic Madonna tunes from her late ’80s album Like a Prayer. It has an effortless bounce and an absolutely adorable video. Madonna recently won the Woman of the Year award from Billboard magazine, and she had some great things to say about being a woman I’d like to share: “As women, we have to start appreciating our own worth and each other’s worth. Seek out strong women to befriend, to align yourself with, to learn from, to collaborate with, to be...

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