True Stories

The Shepherd’s Secret

“Time to pick up Aunt Lucille!” We hopped into my dad’s blue 1962 Ford. I adjusted the heavy wool plaid blanket that covered the ripped seats. We were off to pick up my favorite aunt so that she could join our family for Christmas dinner. The red cellophane wreaths with the giant Christmas candles lit… Continue reading The Shepherd’s Secret

True Stories

What Literary Pilgrimages Have You Gone On?

Literary pilgrimages...the name conjures images of Canterbury Tales, of men and women in brown pilgrims' robes and sandals crossing the rocky mountains of Europe. I've had two unique experiences that I suppose count as a literary pilgrimage. This particular "literary pilgrimage" involved us staying in one of the plantations that had inspired Margaret Mitchell's "Tara"… Continue reading What Literary Pilgrimages Have You Gone On?