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The legend of Bobby Baker

Bobby Baker was the most memorable kid in my first grade class. I spent 12 years matriculating with Bobby but it was in the first ...

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That’s not how I would do it – and maybe that’s a good thing

I have become that which I used to dread.

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Tink and the car

My husband is a simple man. This comes as a surprise to folks because of the high-profile family from which he comes and the job ...

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Not a Daddy's Girl

Unlike many of my friends, I was never a "Daddy's Girl."

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Can we do it again?

Several years ago, I struck up a friendship with a reader named LaTrelle.

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The shame of summer

School has officially been out a week and my child is already bored.

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The cousins

It was a typical Sunday family dinner, all of us fresh from our churches and gathered together for the sake of being together. Conversation bubbled ...

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The Summer of '82 all over again

The Summer of '82 was a good year.

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This is Lewis Grizzard

Before our dear friend, Ed Parks, died, he would invite us up to his house in Highlands on a Sunday and say, "We'll have ...

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Just choose

Every day we are faced with dozens of choices.

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Ruby and Louise

On the drive home from a speaking engagement in Savannah, I answered a call from Tink, who sounded fairly frantic.

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Mama

Tink and I stopped by to see my niece, Nicole, and somehow the conversation got around to the adventure I had, on my own, followed ...

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A Mama by grace

The biggest compliment I have ever been given was that I was a good mom.

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Living the dream – or not

We focus a lot on the pursuit of our dreams, don't we?

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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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