Dear Carolinas, Love Texas

Dear Carolinas, We see you. We just want you to know that you are not alone. We know what it is like to sit day after excruciating day while the heavens pour out their never-ending wrath upon you, wondering if it is ever going to end...and if it does, what might be left of life [...]

Mommy, Did You Ever Love Me at All?

It's Mother's Day. The social media feeds are stock full of the smiling faces of my friends and their moms. There are endless sentiments of devotion, gratitude, and love. And I absolutely love it. I wouldn't dream of denying that kind of immense joy to anyone. It's pure, beautiful, sweet. But it's also a mixed bag for me. [...]

Tears for a Man No One Cared About

I am sitting here with tears streaming down my cheeks tonight. I cannot stop the floodgate that has opened up, and honestly I don't want to. The tears are for a man that no one cared about. But that's not entirely true. I did. His name was Danny Pilcher. He was homeless - one amongst [...]

Because of Some Blankets

We hear a lot of stories these days about hatred, violence, destruction, death. I am loathe to turn on the news because it is chock full of these things and utterly depressing. It often feels like we are living a lost cause and that the good has fled from the hearts of all humanity. The [...]

The Harvey Family You Helped

Back in September, I wrote a couple of heartfelt blogs as the chaos of Hurricane Harvey consumed my beloved city - The Good Thing Harvey Washed Away and The Wrong Donations - Some Tough Words on Disaster Relief. With the massive (rather unexpected) response I was receiving, I decided to use my popularity (notoriety?) for [...]

To the Coach That Made My Son Cry

Dear Coach : My little boy sat down at lunch today. It was his sister's turn to say the prayer, but he begged her to let him take this one. "Pleeeeease?" he pleaded, "I have something really important to ask God." She gracoiusly consented. I watched perplexed as he closed his bright blue eyes, folded his sweet [...]