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It’s Poetry Month

Hey y’all! In celebration of Poetry Month, I thought I’d share a few of my previously published poems. I hope you enjoy them. And constructive criticism is always welcome here at Tea Cakes and Whiskey. So please feel free to … Continue reading

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Here’s The Thing

Today is the last day of the Autoimmune Revolution, but if you are interested in any of the talks from the last week, you have a bonus day tomorrow in which every talk will be open for twenty-four hours for … Continue reading

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How to Make it Through When You Can Barely Make It

Hello Y’all! So yesterday was one of those days that didn’t work out for doing much of anything but zoning out and hoping for a better tomorrow. But when you have an autoimmune disease, those days will come along. So … Continue reading

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Follow Up on That Gut Follow

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In full disclosure, I didn’t make it to the store to get a bone for broth, but I did listen to the free audio tapes for today! AND I WILL get that dang bone in the morning! I spent a … Continue reading

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Following My Gut

Good Morning! If you have been a Tea Cakes and Whiskey reader for long, you’ve probably noticed that I sometimes go off the rails. Months will go by without a post. I know that’s not good. I am sorry. I … Continue reading

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Cool-tiques and the Joy of the Unexpected

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Don’t you just love it when you stumble upon an unexpected treasure?   On a visit to my kids and grandkids last weekend, we decided to check out a new antique store my son had spotted while driving home from … Continue reading

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The Doves are Crying

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I have this purple shirt that I hardly ever wear. But I’ve been trying to go minimalist, and thought I’d wear it yesterday to run errands. The theory being, if you don’t love to wear a piece of clothing, let … Continue reading

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Back to Writing

Dear Mr. T.S. Eliot, (Yes, I talk to dead people. But don’t we all?) I love The Waste Land. The whole burial of the dead, fire sermon – chess game, death by water, the agony in stony places, the assertion … Continue reading

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These Days

First, let me say that I am sorry for having neglected my little, humorous (hopefully), Southern (definitely), blog. Sometimes our lives take us to places we never imagined –both good and bad, light and dark. Those good and light places … Continue reading

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Jason Isbell’s Something More than Free

Poetry is a form of literature that uses aesthetic and rhythmic qualities of language—such as phonaesthetics, sound symbolism, and metre—to evoke meanings in addition to, or in place of, the prosaic ostensible meaning. This is the wikipedia definition of poetry. I … Continue reading

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Laura McNeill’s Center of Gravity

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Tea Cakes and Whiskey welcomes Laura McNeil for a talk about her new novel, Center of Gravity. Laura will be having a book signing at Carpe Diem in Mobile on Tuesday, July 21, at 6:00 pm.  Website | Blog |  Twitter | Pre-Order On AmazonPinterest | Goodreads | Instagram | Facebook |   … Continue reading

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The Southern Girl’s Guide to Summer

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Here in the South, summer is a muggy misery. Walking from the parking lot to the store can leave you drenched in sweat. Humidity is like kudzu. It permeates everything with its stifling embrace. Trust me on this — it … Continue reading

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Moonshine, Outhouses, and the Art of Conversation

If you’re like me, you end up in conversations with complete strangers every time you tear yourself from the computer and venture out. Last week I had a doctor’s appointment. As I was waiting for the nurse, I got into … Continue reading

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Songs for a Crazy Christmas

We all have Holiday rituals. Every year on the day after Thanksgiving, I begin the season by listening to Elvis Presley’s Christmas Album. I rock out to Santa Bring My Baby Back to Me and Santa Claus is Back in … Continue reading

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Life Lessons from a Friend

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Sometimes we are lucky enough to have people come into our lives who make us better. My friend Charles McInnis was such a person. My favorite question from Charles was “What if?” He was always encouraging and helpful to everyone … Continue reading

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