The Postman

"You made Mrs. March feel like she could see again. You made Ford believe he was part of something. You give out hope like it was candy in your pocket."

Robert Heinlein

"Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea."

Gilda Radner

“I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. Delicious ambiguity.”

Patrick Overton

"When you have come to the edge of all light that you know and are about to drop off into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing one of two things will happen: there will be something solid to stand on or you will be taught how to fly."

The World Has Gone Crazy

When the world has gone crazy, I can always count on my kid to make me smile again, to help me understand what matters in life. Excuse Me???????? (She got this look from her mama) I have no idea what she is fixin to do with that soccer ball. I close my eyes when she skates. Awww… there is my …

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Wondering Where It Is

Surrounded in a million unseen faces, all in such a hurry to go somewhere, anywhere. Or, maybe nowhere . . . Suffocating in the mass of people. Yearning for the nearly forgotten familiar feeling of southern tranquility, not understanding where it has gone. So very afraid that I may never find it again. Realizing that home isn’t here anymore, or …

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The Absolute Killer Smile

In a world which often makes very little sense to me, there is one thing I know I can always count on, the absolute killer smile of my kid. Life could be falling down around us, and it doesn’t matter to her. She shuts it all out, puts on that dangerously wicked grin, and just enjoys the thrill of the …

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We Are Soooooo Busted

Ya think I’m too big for this? [insert off key singing] I believe I can fly … Hush mama! I’m looking at sumfin! Oh yeah! I rock! Do I look like Oscar the Grouch? Security? There might be an issue in the Christmas department. Vroooooom! Vroooooom! Ruh roh. I think we’re fixing to get kicked out of here. We are …

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The More Things Change…

Texas has been good for the kid, but life is much the same. She still loves nature, especially around water. She still loves to play in the park. And of course, climb the monkey bars. Her cell phone still rings way more often than mine does. And, she still abandons me at the first sight of a skater. The more …

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