Rain, Mud, Fire and Sauce Picante

Yesterday while my friend Keri was driving down from Memphis, I got up at Momma's house on Graveyard Island and sipped Community Coffee laced with eggnog. It rained off and on and looked like it was going to be a dreary Christmas Eve. Dressed in an Athleta skort and a t-shirt, I felt a bit … Continue reading Rain, Mud, Fire and Sauce Picante

WTF is Up With This Weather?

When we were kids, we always said that if our family planned a camping trip, the weather would take a turn for the worse. For some reason, the weather gods did not like Daddy, and, if we went on a trip, it would rain and storm the entire time. When we were grown, we tried … Continue reading WTF is Up With This Weather?

Walking in the Land of Steel Magnolias at Christmastime

I'm writing to you from the Kingdom of the Steel Magnolias, Natchitoches LA. Interestingly enough, I caught the end of Steel Magnolias a couple of weeks or so ago. Over the years, when people would hear I was from Louisiana, they just knew that I was familiar with the little town that provided a sweet … Continue reading Walking in the Land of Steel Magnolias at Christmastime