Care And Upkeep Of Writers

REVISED. Gad, the first version was meh. Dearest Darling, I confess that I have featured you in numerous provocative and compromising scenarios. I’ve also bumped you off without remorse. Early in our relationship, I would have been embarrassed to let you read how I’ve relied upon your visage and reputation for my content. Over time, … Read more

Privileges of Being an Uncle… or Aunt

What you can get away with by being THE most important relative? They have to deal with you. I can never be banned! I recall an interaction with the 4 year old nephew. I went to some plastic shopping mall to look for a dumb fun gift, dumber and funner the better for his birthday—he’s … Read more

Comfort Food – Scalloped Potatoes

  Margaret Dawn! What have you gotten yourself into this time? Well, let’s see, today, it’s my Mama’s scalloped potatoes. I’ve never made them because for every family function, my boys ask their Maw-Maw to bring hers. And, hers are the best, a 13”x9” baking dish layered with sliced potatoes, onion, and sharp cheddar cheese, … Read more

Margaret Dawn! What have you gotten yourself into this time?

March 07 2012 – 12:40 EST Chincoteague – Top ReadThisPlease editorial executives discuss writing asset, M Dawn Thacker, in an impromptu phone call. Transcript as memory serves… “Hey.” “I wanted to ask you, M Dawn? Different angle, yes?” “Easier sell than most. Easy because she’s generalized. Trending towards simpler, my friend. She’s got the content, … Read more

Life Is A Beach: Along The Shoreline

  We take our teenager to the beach today. He wants to show off his new swimming trunks, splash in the surf, girl-watch, and ride a few waves. Bruce and I don’t have to run after Ryan now, we can sit in beach chairs and let him swim on his own. He keeps us in … Read more

The Tricycle

Every few years, we hunt scrap metal to sell. Usually, it’s around the time that real estate taxes come due. We live in my grandparent’s old place. We bought it after they died. Acres here bring big bucks. People are drawn to this part of the country by the Blue Ridge Mountains, just like my … Read more