February 7, 2017

The morning light is just lovely streaming through the enormous windows here. The veteran all of 15 minutes, I tell them that the seat next to me is free if they want to sit across from each other. She smiles sweetly and says no that's okay, he can sit next to me. I notice his face for the first time. He is warm. When he smiles it feels humble, it feels genu...

July 16, 2016

I was sitting at a little table at Maiwand Kabob in Columbia the other day. In walks this fetching red head and she’s looking around for someone. She stood there rather nervously “waiting.” The place was very busy and the wait staff was slow. It was a night of waiting, all around. She stood there for a few moments and then her face lit up and turned three sh...

January 7, 2016

All morning long and all afternoon it rained and rained at the healing house. I call it the healing house because of its magical ability to slow down time. And when I’m here I do feel better, as do most people who walk through these gates. It is an unassuming place. You wouldn’t know it from the street, but miracles happen here. We wander the gardens and the...

December 24, 2015

Remember that guy who said his grandmother's quick grits were amazing? Neither does anyone else! Folks who say they don't like grits probably had his version! I remember one Christmas eve... standing in the grits aisle at the fancy store. I found myself next to an old black woman by the name of Naola Potts. She and I were just shaking our heads and looking a...

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