Thursday, November 28, 2013

Truly Thankful

This year, I have so many reasons to be grateful. I’m thankful for family, friends, health, and work. My wonderful loves of writing and theater continue to bring joy into my life. Six of my short stories have appeared online and two more have been accepted for publications. At St. Paul’s, we are in the final rehearsals for “A Sherlock Holmes Christmas.” I am fortunate and blessed by the abundance I have received. I’m also delighted during this time to remember my Aunt Emogene’s birthday. This picture comes from September when we spent time together just days before my birthday.

Friday, November 22, 2013

A New Alliance

On November 20, I joined with Pastor Metze, Joe Roof, Randy Nolff, and Bill Itter of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and representatives of Lutheran Homes (previous tenant) to witness the signing of a lease agreement that will house the Autism Academy of South Carolina in the Eleanor S. Rice Building owned by the church.

Welcome to Lorri Shealy Unumb (advocate of Ryan’s Law and VP of State Governmental Affairs for Autism Speaks), her husband Dan (attorney and co-founder with Lorri of the Autism Academy), their son Ryan, Shanna Poston (the Autism Academy’s Business Manager), and the Academy’s students and families!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Our Sherlock Holmes Christmas Poster

Susan F. Craft, Author of The Chamomile
The time nears when we will present A Sherlock Holmes Christmas at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, on the corner of Bull and Blanding Streets, Columbia, S.C. My bestest buddy, Susan F. Craft, who helps me with so many things, has designed our show's wonderful poster, featuring a beautiful blue background evoking the mysterious gem. She adds a goose wearing a Christmas wreath and Holmes with a sprig of holly in his hat. Where does she get these creative ideas that illustrate our story so perfectly? Call for your dinner theater reservations soon. Come to a performance. The game’s afoot!