Deep in the heart of Texas

Howdy, y’all! Did you notice my Texas accent? As a recent Lone
Star State transplant from the Show-Me State of Missouri, I’ve been told to avoid
the use of my preferred “you guys” in any sentence. The use of such words, the
advice goes, would surely label me a Yankee and mark me as an outsider in the land of bluebonnets. I can
honestly say that I’ve used both “you guys” and “y’all” and (so far) everyone
in the biggest state in the union has treated me with tremendous kindness. I’m
happy to be here. But why am I here? Continue reading “Deep in the heart of Texas”

Don’t look back

Gone with the Wind is my all-time favorite movie. From the time I was little I loved the beauty of the clothes, the people and most importantly, Scarlett O’Hara. Although she wasn’t always in tune with the whole “Do to others as you would have them do to you” thing, the girl could survive. There is one line in the movie that has been resonating with me lately. I almost feel like God has put it on my heart. Scarlett went to visit Ashley and he was starting to get sad about the old days. Scarlett in her wisdom told him “Don’t look back Ashley, don’t look back. It will drag at your heart until you can’t do anything but look back.” Continue reading “Don’t look back”