Writing Outside the Perimeter #OTP

“You can become really pigeon-holed in this industry.”—Morris Chestnut Although Mr. Chestnut was referring to the acting industry when he said this, I can assure you it’s true of almost any industry, of almost anything in life. There are pigeon-holes everywhere and if you’re like me, you find that you just don’t quite fit. They …

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On This Day, I Marry You. I Marry You. I Marry You.

https://youtu.be/9nrVYO6LU6I One of my most favorite movies in all the world is Cold Mountain. When I tell people that, a surprising number of those folks tell me they’ve never heard of it. I'm shocked, y'all. I mean, it did after all receive seven total Academy Award nominations with one win for Renee Zellweger in the …

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Pancakes and King Cakes and Donuts, Oh My!

Happy Shrove Tuesday, y’all! Whether you’re a card-carrying observer of the Lenten season or not, chances are you do celebrate Fat Tuesday, AKA Mardi Gras, AKA Carnival, which is actually a season that starts on Epiphany and runs through, you guessed it, Fat Tuesday. But how much do you actually know about the mystical day …

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Friday Fast Facts: OBX

Well, the idea is that the facts are fast. I’m not so sure how fast they actually will be because when I get to yammering about something that interests me, I’m likely to slow down and really weave a talk around whatever has my interest at that moment. I love sharing my life experiences and …

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Granny Sees Her Shadow

This is a day late because I didn’t see much benefit in honoring February 2 on February 2 this year because, well, you know…that huge sporting event everyone was glued to yesterday was probably a tad distracting. Well, not everyone was glued. We weren’t. I know, I know, I know. Not watching that huge sporting …

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On the Cusp…

I don’t think any of us measure time as young people as we do when we attain a certain degree of maturity about us. (That’s pretty talk for I’m getting some snow on the roof…) I believe when we’re young, time seems infinite to us and we measure that time in terms of days or …

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Dodo Birds and Purple Iguanas

It’s Thursday! Excited at the prospects, I’m sitting over here patiently awaiting all the goodness that Thursday tends to bring and working on submissions. I wanted to extend one final push right before the New Year so when I go on vacation at the first of the month, my desk is clear and I’m just …

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