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#BlogConCLT How I spent my BlogCon vacation

Posted by: Phineas on April 24, 2012 at 1:01 pm » 5 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Early last Thursday morning (as in 1:40 AM!), I jetted off for the wilds of North Carolina for the third gathering of the Rebel Alliance conservative bloggers, videographers, and policy wonks known as “BlogCon.” This being my first visit to the state and my first face-to-face interaction with my fellow dangerous potential […]


Prayer request (UPDATED)

Posted by: ST on February 3, 2012 at 10:02 am » 21 Comments

I’ve got an ultrasound appointment later on today for an issue that popped up for me in the summer of 2008 that I, unfortunately, have not followed up on until now – mainly out of fear (I know – it’s a stupid reason to not have a follow-up done). In short, I have what’s called […]


An open letter to my (now deceased) biological father, whom I never met

Posted by: ST on January 13, 2012 at 6:38 pm » 13 Comments

How is it you can cry over the death of someone you never knew and had never even met? You can if you’re me and you’ve just found out through a little Google digging that the biological father you never met passed away six months ago. Well, it’s not entirely accurate to say I “never […]


Thanksgiving Greetings from Sister Toldjah

Posted by: ST on November 24, 2011 at 8:12 am » 3 Comments

I’m here at mom and dad’s this morning, getting ready to help mom finish preparing what we’ll be taking over to my middle sister’s house later on this morning for Thanksgiving.   The house has a delicious smell to it – always does when mom’s cooking. Steamed squash, crowder peas, deviled eggs, cherry pie – all […]


Happy Father’s Day!

Posted by: ST on June 19, 2011 at 12:45 pm » 1 Comment

Just wanted to take a momentto wish all you dads out there a great Father’s Day. If Father’s Day is being done right, it won’t be YOU out there firing up the grill for those burgers. Special shout out to my dad, who is celebrating his first Dad’s Day being retired, and who is battling […]


Update on Dad – Good news

Posted by: ST on May 28, 2011 at 12:25 pm » 3 Comments

Hi all! First, thanks SO much for all the prayers.  I was telling dad on the way to the hospital yesterday morning that the prayers were pouring in here, at Twitter, and at Facebook for him and he was very touched and wanted me to thank you all on his behalf.  They were definitely felt! […]


Open Thread and Prayer Request

Posted by: ST on May 26, 2011 at 8:40 pm » 16 Comments

Hey y’all, Sorry for the light blogging the last couple of weeks.  Life has been a whirlwind for me between a busy schedule at work and personal responsibilities – some days I come home just flat worn out.  I tend to be able to be online in spurts now rather than being able to be […]


Celebrating Mother’s Day

Posted by: ST on May 8, 2011 at 1:44 pm » 3 Comments

I’m currently at mom’s and dad’s awaiting the arrival of my sisters and bros-in-laws to start the official mom’s day celebration. Wanted to wish all the mom’s out there an awesome Mother’s Day! Here’s a photo of my mom and me from last October when we made a business trip (for her) to Durham. Fun […]


Public Secrets banned from Facebook? UPDATE — ban lifted

Posted by: Phineas on April 11, 2011 at 1:01 pm » 9 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Apparently so. A reader wrote to tell me he was blocked from linking one of my posts there because of “abusive or spamming content.” So, I fired up the seldom-used Public Secrets account and, sure enough, I was blocked from linking a post from my own blog. Hmmm….. It had to have […]



Posted by: ST on February 8, 2011 at 3:32 pm » 5 Comments

Hey, y’all! Sorry for the light blogging from yours truly today. Last couple of days have been super hectic. I’m out the door in just a few minutes to drive a few hours to meet my friend @bluedevilmsn, and tomorrow she and I will be headed up to DC for CPAC! Looking forward to it. […]