Categotry Archives: Personal

My new perspective on adult bullying

I’ve been called a doormat by many of my acquaintances and some family members. My usual response was to say, “Yeah, I am a real bleeding heart when it comes to someone else’s needs and wants.” This summer, though, my personal outlook has changed and it’s time to consider being pushed into something I don’t want to do versus being compassionate and truly helping someone through a difficult time. My mom* was one of those wonderful people who would jump […]

Changes in attitude

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A Bit of Uncle Virgil: Today’s Edits

This bit of Uncle Virgil is based on a true story. The dog came out of the ordeal no worse for wear, so don’t get your panties in a wad over animal cruelty. Brownie truly did run too fast to catch so all’s we could do was watch. Trash Virgil didn’t notice the aerosol can wrapped in old newspapers at the bottom of the trash box filled with the remnants of a Saturday afternoon cleaning frenzy. The box sat next […]

Editing Uncle Virgil, 2012 rewrites on a novel written in early 1990s, the enovel experience

Bringing “Uncle Virgil” out of the closet after all these years is proving more difficult than I’d imagined. The Arkansas tale was written back in the late 1980s through 1992 and edited in detail last in 1996. The voice went from omniscient narrator to third-person to first-person, the main female protagonist became Mama, switching to Aunt Katherine and then back again to Mama. Cratch, the mailman, remained constant but now, the fanatic Lawrence Trueblood and his mother The Sainted Carlotta […]

Back to Uncle Virgil, An Arkansas Tale

I am first and foremost a writer, an author of both fiction and non-fiction. The artist wants to make that clear from the very start of this post. I began writing in 1962 and I have never stopped. There are three complete novels in my Documents folder. It is time to release them into the world (as my mom would say). I will begin with “Dancing With Uncle Virgil, An Arkansas Tale” — a novel completed around 1996 and re-edited […]

Contemporary Capitalism Defined by Impulsive Behavior and Momentary Fiscal Indiscretion?

This is her world — “The Filmbottles are going to be in Liverton in June. Tickets go on sale in 10 minutes on Ticketmaster and the are 100 pit seats.” This is her world — “I love the Filmbottles. I have all of their albums. I have never seen them perform live and other people have seen them — tens of thousands of them — people who do not love them or can not love them nearly as much as […]



Yankee Man to Date Southern Woman

Okay, you read the subject line. What movies would you make a young man who’d never been south of the Mason-Dixon Line watch if he wanted to woo a woman from … let’s say Atlanta? Old Atlanta. Movies to help Yankee men understand Southern women, today … in 2011. Don’t lecture me about change. Not all Southern movies are about Southern Women, that’s also true. Deliverance is about men, now isn’t it? I’m not including movies with superb men in them […]

Tommy Tiernan and My Post-Irene Blues

We bought an Apple TV last spring, liked it enough to purchase a second one for the upstairs TV. I mean… $99 bucks for crap’s sake. All that Netflix goodness, the podcasts (Give me this day my Daily Ted) and newly released movies right there at the click of a pretty little Apple button. Apple TV gives me British mysteries, those fabulous Elizabeth George “Inspector Lynley” ones and more from BBC. After Irene bitch-slapped her way into our house and […]

You Don’t Know Squat Until You’re Forty

You think you do. Know stuff, I mean. Forty really isn’t when it kicks in, knowledge, but you begin to catalog events and objects, people and places. You don’t contemplate it all because you’re busy with kids, careers, where to live … your every day moves on to the next day. You began to process the acquired knowledge when you hit your mid-fifties. When kids become real humans, persons. When you look in the mirror and really, honestly, can’t understand […]