I Am An American First

We all have labels—words we use to define who we are. I am a writer. I identify with […]

Future in My Hand

There’s a song by Neil Young called “Loose Change,” the refrain of which aptly describes the state of […]

Settle Down Now, Broom

It’s interesting the things you remember about relatives, their quirks and snippets of things they said. My Uncle […]

Romancing the Shed

When searching for our dream place when we moved back to Lawrence County, Tennessee, Kerry and I had […]


This article appeared in the Sunday, June 21, 2015, issue of The Lawrence County Advocate: Recently, my cousins […]