The Mess That Is Me


The Mess That Is Me is merely my unique observations about this crazy world that surrounds us and how I fit into it. Here I will share parts of my writing process and fears, some of our travels and reports of our events, and even about our quirky family. So grab a cup of coffee, settle back, and see what lies within this twisted mind of mine.

May 19, 2016


(Originally posted at The Mess That Is Me January 2012)


In 2004, our area was hit by four hurricanes spaced two weeks apart.  It was during the aftermath of these storms that my love for porches began and they in turn became my sanctuary.


Charley was the first st...

January 21, 2016

(Originally posted at The Mess That Is Me 10/10)


Some things just aren’t funny.  An Amber Alert is one of those things.  My gut clenches every time I hear one and my heart fills my throat as that droll monotone voice breaks into the music and describes the child.  It a...

December 11, 2015

(Originally posted at The Mess That Is Me 12/2011)


“Lyla said that Santa wasn’t real.”


Sarah froze, a sudden panic of sadness settling in.  Dylan was only seven-years old, a first grader.  She was too young to have her Christmas fantasy taken away.  With a lump in her...

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