A total eclipse of the sun: it’ll just take a couple minutes

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A Total Eclipse of the Sun: It’ll just take a couple minutes. It’s always been a cliché. Carly Simon wrote about it in her song “You’re So Vain.” “You flew your Lear jet to Nova Scotia to see the total eclipse of the sun.” Life-changing. Consciousness-altering. Once in a lifetime. Monday August 21, 2017 marks the first total eclipse of …

The Sisterhood of the White Carnation

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The Red and the White When I was a child, my mother and grandmother would take me to church, and on Mother’s Day, which of course, is always on a Sunday, my father would buy my mom, my grandmother and me corsages. They were often carnations and sometimes roses. But always beautiful. I always felt special wearing a corsage, even …

Smoke & Secrets is available on Amazon

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It’s finally here. Needless to say, I’m very excited. Here’s the fantastic cover by Jena Brignola: Thank you to everyone who cheered me on, offered advice, critique, ideas, and a shoulder to cry on occasionally. You know who you are. Here is the blurb. He’s home to shed his destructive past. She’s back to make him atone for it. Arson. …

Life with Mosquitoes, Mosquito-borne diseases, remedies

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It’s March in the Delta again. Almost all danger of a frost has passed, and before y’all in the North or elsewhere get too envious, you should know that mosquitoes have already made their appearance. How do I know? Exhibit A     I am the bellwether in these parts. The canary in the mine. And I’ve been bitten already. …

A tale of two cobblers

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Cobblers are like religions. There are different varieties and different offshoots of the different varieties. Catholic, American Baptist, Missionary Baptist, Free-Will Baptist, Presbyterian Church in America, Presbyterian Church of the USA, Cumberland Presbyterian Church, you get the drift. It’s all good. So it is with cobblers. For any fruit, there are two kinds of crusts, pie-like and biscuit-like. The pie-like …

Baked Wild King Salmon

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Turns out, there are five types of salmon commonly eaten in North America. As a landlocked human, I was ignorant of this. King, also known as Chinook, Sockeye, Coho, Keta, and Pink. King is prized for its high fat content (always tasty, if not good for you) and tender, flavorful flesh. It is the earliest in season, and a large …