A few family pics

Joey, 19, getting ready to work the Celtic Festival.   Joey on his way to a ceili.   Emmy, 16, being awesome at prom.   Keeping it real at Baskin-Robbins.   Award Day at school at the end of 10th grade year. Emmy received awards in World History and Art.   Silvia bonding with Edgar. […]

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Thank you, Mr. T!

Mr. Twyner, as I recall, you served as musical director for the Episcopal Youth Group Winds of the Spirit in their production of Babes in Arms. I met you in that production. You taught me to trust my voice and helped me improve my range. More importantly, I was having some problems at the time, […]

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Thanks, Bill.

Though I was born and raised in Mississippi, my mother and grandparents were from the north, from Pennsylvania, and were transplants to the south. I grew up feeling like a transplant too. I didn’t have the drawl, I wasn’t raised on field peas and cornbread, and there was no bible thumping in our family to […]

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Thanks, Nan.

    Since I’ve been back in Mississippi I’ve been thinking about the past a little more than I used to, and in a different light. Having kids has also changed my perspective, too. My mother and I aren’t close, but as I get older I realize more and more the ways she has shaped […]

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Thank you, friends of my kids.

Weekends around here have changed a lot in the past year or so. The kids are both teenagers now, and their social calendars are full. Most weekends contain at least one sleepover. Tonight Emmy’s sleeping at her friend’s house and one of Joey’s friends is spending the night here. He brought his PS4 and I whipped […]

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Thanks, Malary.

We went to the museum this weekend and Malary Pullen of WJTV featured Emmy in a news story about the Old Master’s exhibit we went to see. Emmy is thrilled to pieces. It was a great experience. http://www.wjtv.com/story/23368251/50-paintings-in-50-hours-attracts-young-artists

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