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    March 2, 2017

    https://mobile.twitter.com/TheAcademy/status/834954714269638656/video/1 This week’s news cycle was obsessed over the bizarre Best Picture Oscar mishap involving Moonlight and La La Land.  This made me reflect on my own bizarre trek through La La Land.   I’ll begin by telling y’all that 2006 was a tough wagon to pull.  You see, I had a feature film project in deep development at New Line Cinema. I wrote a southern comedy that takes place in the world of competitive clogging…a world I grew up in[…]
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    Doodie Doodie Jury Duty!

    February 3, 2017

    Some weeks are just wingdingers, aren’t they? First I had some kinda stomach bug…always pleasant and graceful. Then I got a sinus infection…equally as pleasant and graceful and then came the cherry on my sundae…Jury Duty! Now don’t get me wrong, I am well aware that Jury Duty is my civic duty but so is paying taxes and obeying the speed limit…one cannot be expected to always approach these duties with heaps of enthusiasm. Now to make matters worse, I[…]
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    Darlin’, don’t get your tinsel in a tangle!

    December 19, 2016

    The Christmas holidays are wonderful but they can also be the most stressful. Trying to keep up with the demands of work and life is hard enough but at this time of year we have to add on top of that the organization and purchasing of holiday gifts as well as the tricky task of scheduling the umpteen thousand holiday events and parties and family gatherings that are customary. And of course there is also the decorating and the cooking[…]
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    Victoria, hun, your secrets are out!

    December 7, 2016

    This past Monday night, I settled into bed wearing my practical, flannel, monogrammed pajamas and flipped on the TV. And there it was y’all…the Victoria’s Secret 2016 Fashion Show. And although I should have turned the channel to something more thought provoking, I did not. Instead, I stared at the screen with my jaw dropped….rubbernecking. My stars and garters! Literally…there were stars like Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga, and The Weeknd, and Lord knows there were plenty of garters. These models[…]
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    From Dollywood to Hollywood

    November 30, 2016

    I was heartbroken to hear about the horrible fires in the Great Smokey Mountains. That region of the country holds a dear place in my heart as I have spent a lot of time in both Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. My thoughts and prayers are with the folks of that region at this most difficult time. But since I am in the business of humor, I will proceed with a fun story despite my heavy heart. Last Tuesday I headed[…]
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