Drama and Charm

I’ve decided that so many writers come out of the South, not only because of the charm, but because of the drama.  The drama may even be the charm.  Oh, how dramatic we are, bless our sweet hearts!  We are all dramatic because our mothers’ are dramatic, as were their own.  I think it is…

Being Tinker Bell

I have a friend who’s a photographer; a very artistic one to say the least.  I’ve noticed he likes to capture personalities.  Whether he is shooting a landscape, building, or human being, he tends to present it in a thematic way that depicts certain aspects of its character. I helped him in a photo shoot…

An Ounce of the ’80s

I was born in the late ’80s…’86 to be exact, so I only have a few memories of the insatiably irreverent era.  I remember my parents splitting up towards the turn of the decade, and I remember my first love being Uncle Jesse, and I remember what everyone else remembers…the music. Yesterday I saw the movie, Rock…

Front and Center

Writers have the worst egos of any people on Earth.  We probably think too highly of our own writing, and too poorly of everyone elses writing.  I could go on about this for hours, investigating all of the reasons why, which would mostly trace back to the fact we are so passionate.  I would conclude…

The Swing

     One of my favorite movies in the world is The Legend of Bagger Vance.  Besides the fact that it is literally dripping with southern nuances that drive me to the point of breaking out mimosas mid-movie, it is also chock full of bits of wisdom I often find myself pondering.  Strangely enough, the movie is…