String Theory: Part One

As I was sitting at my desk, in Wetumpka, AL, I began to think upon an idea for a book. I was searching for something that would be different than my first two, and have a happy ending. This led me to a romantic comedy. The basic gist of a romantic comedy is usually the […]

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State of the Region

I’d like to call this address a state of northeast Alabama: “The Little Smokies” Dekalb Tourism could do a lot more. And instead of only focusing on Fort Payne’s multi-year, completely dis-functional efforts of a nightlife scene riddled with self interest, ignorance, close-mindedness, and greed, we could stop doing the same old things that have […]

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As She Lay Dying

  Maw grew up around here. She had seen a lot. She had lived a life and was one of the strongest and meanest women I have ever known. As She Lay Dying… It was after her stroke. On Ancient Cherokee land. Her own son, as she lay dying… planned how to make more out […]

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Cherokee History: We’re Still Here

Have you seen my Cherokee version of the Gadsden Flag? GADSDEN FLAG HISTORY Gadsden began his rise to prominence as a merchant and patriot in Charleston. He prospered as a merchant, and built the wharf in Charleston that still bears his name. He was captainĀ of a militia company during a 1759 expedition against the Cherokee. […]

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A Light to Rule the Day

Art Explained The first painting I created was thought of one night while I was writing my second novella. This piece titled “A Light to Rule the Day” focuses largely on the sun. The sun is a life giving tool that measures time for us. As you can see the sky is several shades and […]

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Shelter from the Storm

      I closed my store, the Grove Oak Store, way out in the middle of nowhere today because of the threat of severe weather. We here in North Alabama are no stranger to tornado outbreaks. Just like all over the state, we know the threat is real. As self appointed mayor of my […]

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Girl Next Door

We all know the ‘girl next door’ to mean the kind, unassuming, honest girl who lives near-by. Maybe she was your sister’s friend or the girl you knew in school. During WWII, American Propaganda often used her as a symbol of all things America. Notice, this dream-girl image was used, not the image of Rosie […]

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The Governor’s Audience

The day after my birthday, I became aware of an announcement made the previous day, April 15th. This was an announcement from the Governor of Alabama stating that 15 of the state’s beloved parks would be closed due to budget shortfalls. Buck’s Pocket State Park and Lake Guntersville State Park were among those listed for […]

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