Black Eyed Peas- The Recipe and the Legend

Black Eyed Peas- The Recipe and the Legend

I wasn’t born in the south, but I got here as fast as I could. Actually, I think I was somehow mixed up at birth because Texas has always seemed like home to me. While I embrace most things southern, I draw the line at black-eyed peas and stewed okra. Fried okra I will eat…

Thanksgiving

I was thinking about Thanksgiving and longing for the days when all the family was home. It was a lot of work to fix everything and make the proper feast which involved days of preparation. Sometimes I made fresh monkey bread which is a heavy potato bread that was enormously popular with the family and…

Wrangler Patches and Country Humor

Wrangler Patches and Country Humor

A while back I was commenting in a chat about a picture I have of some bronc riders behind the chutes and the nice “scenery”. A young man in the chat blew a gasket. “That’s disgusting to be talking about men’s butts!” I’m sure he felt very violated. I laughed. Seriously? You’re going to get…

Lost in Space

I probably shouldn’t write this post, but…I’m frustrated. A few weeks ago my hard drive crashed on my Alienware. I need to find the documentation on it as I bought the extended warranty, but the service rep insists it’s expired…conveniently a few weeks previous. Anyway, since I have lost work before, I had everything backed…

When I Am Old

When I Am Old

When I’m old. I come from a long line of people who live to be fairly old, barring accidents, wars and illnesses. My mother is 80 years old and takes care of her yard, garden, house and worked in a convenience store until last year. She quit not because stocking beer coolers and shelves was…

Premonitions–My Home Is In Heaven

Premonitions. We all have them. I’m working on a scene in DRAGON VALLEY now, where the main character has had a very bad feeling about her daughter going on a trip to gather some magical herbs that may help save dragons. Maija’s dead husband’s spirit has been walking the halls of her home all night…