Monthly Archives: October 2016

And the Crowd Went Wild

When I was in 2nd grade, we lived in Wichita, KS, and I was just barely starting to notice cute musicians.  The Monkees were two years into their fast-paced career, and I loved You-Know-Who - Davy Jones.  My grandmother could afford to subscribe to TV Guide - we couldn't - so she neatly tore out an article about the insanely popular Monkees (close to the binding, so the pages wouldn't tear) and mailed it to me.  I can still remember my name and address on the outside of the envelope written in her recognizable cursive. I also

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It’s Not Where You Live – It’s Where You Dwell

When we moved to Austin, I didn't rush to find a job.  We needed the structure that came with food on the table every night and laundry done every day, and the sameness of those two things.  During those months, I had a little more time on my hands, and I really enjoyed getting my guys off to work and school, filling my travel mug with hot coffee and then getting in the car and exploring our new city.  Some days, I drove around all morning, weaving in and out of neighborhoods filled with homes and apartments of every imaginable

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Hi, there! I'm glad you're here! My name is Brenda McDearmon, and this website is filled with my own personal brand of encouragement for you, from me. Welcome!