Me and My Daughter Emma at Dinner Last Year in Memphis, TN

#MeToo, Larry Nassar, And Donald Trump

There was a story in The New York Times yesterday by Rachael Denhollander, the woman who filed the first police complaint against Larry Nassar for sexual assault. Rachael is an attorney now. She was thoroughly prepared, legally speaking, for the fight. Along with her report she submitted medical records, medical journals, her journal from the time
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New Hope AME Zion Church Historic Marker

Let’s Make Our Gifts Magnificent

After careful consideration, I decided to cast off resolutions. Or at the least the kind of resolution we usually make which involves change. We’re better off mining our strengths than changing habits. Why not polish one of your finest character traits or kiss your lovely shoulders instead of giving your gut the death stare and
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Bren McClain, Author One Good Mama Bone

Dinner With My Rock Star

Bren McClain, the author of One Good Mama Bone, came to my book club last night. She’s the new rock star of Southern prose as far as I’m concerned. By the way, she has lots of awards that support my little-old-me opinion. Just like a teenage groupie, I went wild with the news that she
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