Open Hearts Celebrate Gifts of Autism

Open Hearts Celebrate Gifts of Autism

          The term “savant” is often misused. In recent history, it was combined with the term, “idiot savant.” As such, it was insensitive and …politically incorrect. The combination label was eventually reduced to just one word. Yet, the original term more accurately described the irony of a true savant, which is actually… Continue Reading

RIP: Joanna Stanfield Montgomery; A Beauty & Bravery Lives On

RIP: Joanna Stanfield Montgomery; A Beauty & Bravery Lives On

Right now, many hearts across Nashville and beyond are broken. Hearts are hurting because that was the kind of lasting, tender magic Joanna Stanfield Montgomery bestowed upon those around her when she was living. That heart-felt glow is no longer physically present, as Joanna died of cancer early Tuesday morning. When she was still living… Continue Reading

Remembering Daddy

Remembering Daddy

Mid February this year, icy conditions of Winter Storm Octavia confined millions within their home, including my only remaining family members of origin. From Tennessee to North Carolina to South Carolina. It was the latter state, where my oldest sister  lives, that we called home—where our parents raised us. A text from our middle sister,… Continue Reading

Thoughts on Charleston & Celebrating Light From My Home State

Thoughts on Charleston & Celebrating Light From My Home State

It’s now two days after many of us awakened with the news of the Charleston racially motivated mass shooting that claimed,  among them, a senator’s life and took place in a beautiful historic African American church while its innocent and unaware and trusting members were praying. I haven’t commented here or any social media platform about… Continue Reading