MayBelle on Marriage: Take Two {Who Says MayBelle Isn’t Romantic?}

Lest MayBelle be labeled “inexcusably unromantic” or “a marriage buzzkill” (not her critics’ exact words), in light of last week’s post on marriage, let her set the record straight by providing intimate and heartwarming examples of the things she and Precious do for one another to show their affection. Don’t panic: This does not involve … Continue reading MayBelle on Marriage: Take Two {Who Says MayBelle Isn’t Romantic?}

MayBelle on Marriage {Don’t Worry, This Won’t Take Long}

Back in 2002, at age forty-one, MayBelle, who theretofore had been considered an “old maid,” transitioned to someone who "married late.” She resents both those descriptors, as you might imagine MayBelle would, because there were no guarantees—or requirements—she would ever marry. MayBelle is delighted that cultural norms have shifted at least somewhat although not enough … Continue reading MayBelle on Marriage {Don’t Worry, This Won’t Take Long}

Walking “Into the Fire” and Coming Out Renewed {On The Sun Magazine’s Retreat}

Just back from another great trip to Wildacres for The Sun Magazine's “Into the Fire: The Sun Celebrates Personal Writing" retreat. “Life-changing,” said a fellow Pilgrim Writer who went with me. I don’t think she’s overstating the matter. Top-notch presenters, beautiful scenery, good food, and kindred spirits. Plus, it’s in western North Carolina, my soul’s … Continue reading Walking “Into the Fire” and Coming Out Renewed {On The Sun Magazine’s Retreat}