Showing posts from November, 2009

Thanksgiving Eve Oh Nine

This is the time each year where I pause and offer thanks. I have many things to be thankful for. Family, friends, work, rekindled passions and dreams, and many possibilities ahead.

As I ponder the seemingly infinite number of things I am grateful for, I feel led to look back. It seems the older I get, the more I appreciate my memories. There was a time when I despised Thanksgiving. It seemed that every year someone (usually my father) would get drunk and cause trouble. Or someone would be offended by something someone else did or said or didn't do or say, and arguments would abound. Now that I am older, I realize that these things didn't happen as often as they seemed to, and there are some things that I really miss from Thanksgiving past.

I miss the smell of my Grandma and Grandpa Redders' house on Thanksgiving. My grandma was a genius in the kitchen. She cooked and baked mostly from scratch, and sometimes I would be privileged to help or at least watch her in action. She …

Fall Back and Enjoy!

Autumn is my favorite time of year. Aside from South Carolina's fickle weather, I enjoy this time of year very much.

I love our home in Leesville. If we haven't had you over yet, have no fear. We are planning a gathering for the Carolina-Clemson game, and possibly a Christmas gathering. You are invited as soon as we hammer out the details. It is so gorgeous out here. The occasional smell of processed poultry is the only negative thing about being here.

Work is going great. Back in June, I started my own IT Consulting/PC Repair business, and it is finally taking shape. I have one client for whom I work 40 or so hours a week doing various Database Management and whatever else they ask of me. I am about to add another client who I will do monthly DBM for, and my business has branched out into Corporate Freelance Writing. New website is up and running, and it, like me, is a continual work in progress.

On the Freelance Writing front, I am still writing for RUSE the magazine and am abo…