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Why I Write Books (instead of baking cookies)

I would like to tell you that I write novels to share a timeless message with the world. Or to contribute to the greater good. I hope my books accomplish those goals. At least a bit. But the truth is I write books because I'm a much nicer person when I'm chatting with...

To the Class of ’74

I'm not sure we will have an official 50th-class reunion this year. We are all busy, and most of us live a long way from the little school where we first met. So, I decided to host a celebration on my blog. Here's to us, the Atlanta High School Class of 1974. Whether...

Three Pieces of Advice

No one has asked me to give a commencement address. If they did, I think I'd say three (very short) things. Here is my best advice to the graduates of 2024 - and all the rest of us. It is ancient wisdom originally written by a Jewish prophet named Micah who lived at...

A Song I Can’t Sing Right Now

There are some songs I can't sing right now. You probably understand. I thought it would be the hymns at my mother's funeral. When the time came to sing with my siblings and our children and our children's children, I thought I would ugly cry. I didn't expect to get...

Dolly Sings Easter

I share this every year because I love the way Dolly sings the Easter story from the perspective of Peter, a friend of Jesus. We could all tremble in the darkness of our separation from God. Thank goodness, "He's alive and I'm forgiven. Heaven's gates are open wide."...

Happy Pi (Pie) Day

Today is a holiday devoted to math. I'm not a fan. But I'm a huge fan of P.I.E.  March 14th is significant in the life of Pi (see what I did there, movie buffs?). It is also Albert Einstein's birthday. If you want to learn more, check this link: Everything you need to...