Rethinking submission

I got back to Georgia last weekend (thanks to my father, who drove the whole way). After dropping my dad off at his hotel near the airport, I stopped at the grocery store — where I was appalled by the number of unmasked people aggressively intruding into others’ personal space. By the time I gotContinue reading “Rethinking submission”

Not-so-small gifts

I think the term “miracle” is overused, so I’m not going to call what’s unfolded since Friday a miracle. But I am going to acknowledge all of it, gratefully, as a series of gifts that I badly needed. For months now, since even before COVID-19, I’ve been feeling like I couldn’t stand any more hits,Continue reading “Not-so-small gifts”

Of snakes and signs

This morning I heard a Zoom talk by author Janisse Ray, whose Ecology of a Cracker Childhood is not only wonderful, but a particular a must-read for anyone visiting the Okefenokee Swamp (one of my favorite South Georgia places). I met her in person a few years ago and fan-girled so badly that when sheContinue reading “Of snakes and signs”