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Shouting for joy

When I was child, it was, on occasion, that we traveled up into the mountains to visit what Mama called her "home church" meaning it ...

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The thing about life

The last few years have taught me a lot about what it means to deal with grief.

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Storytelling Songs

When I was almost 17 and started my career in media by hosting a weekend radio show on a country music station, I was no ...

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Small town blessings

There's a few inconveniences that come with living in a small town.

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Still dressing up for Easter

It's funny how someone's opinion or a story will stick with you, how it will trail like a mist of a cloud over ...

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The color revival of Easter

My childhood was marked by two time periods.

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People who helped me out during my radio days

When I was 10 months into my 16th year, I encountered the most fortuitous opportunity.

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The luxury of misspent youth

Most TV shows often depict kids getting in some of the worst situations imaginable.

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Dressing Up

A couple of years ago, a national book tour dropped me in Oxford, Mississippi, on a Friday afternoon before an Ole Miss home football game ...

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Hair of the dog

Dog hair is my arch nemesis.

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Nothing's quick anymore

Do you remember the days when we used to say, "I'm gonna run into town and run a quick errand. I'll be right ...

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It's always Mama's fault

Freud may have been onto something.

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The city slickers

Bree, the eight-year-old daughter of my niece Nicole, was riding shotgun with me one day in Tink's pick-up truck. We were in foothills of ...

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When Mama gets sick

I rarely get sick - knock on wood.

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Cleaning out and looking back

One of the things about cleaning out, as you know, is the emotional path it leads you down to remembering days passed that have disappeared ...

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Southern comfort in a cast iron skillet

"I don't like cornbread," my little vegetarian declared the other day.

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The balance between well-behaved and not

Mama has always tried to instill some sort of ladylike qualities in me.

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Swanging

About halfway through my morning run, just about the time droplets of ‘dew' were running down my face and I wasn't looking none too ...

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