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Life in the Land of IS Excerpt

By Bette Lee Crosby / February 11, 2014

I believe in IS. It‘s the singular moment that takes you from what was, to what will be. ‗IS‘ is the face of reality. At times it‘s as warm and comforting as the summer sun against your skin; then without warning it can grow ugly beyond definition, a thing you‘d turn away from if given the choice, but the truth is you don‘t have a choice. Nobody does. We don‘t get to choose the ‗IS‘ of our life. ‗IS‘ simply shows up on our doorstep and says here I am, so deal with it. In.....

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A Home in Hopeful Excerpt

By Bette Lee Crosby / February 11, 2014

Hopeful. It’s supposed to be a town, but the truth is it’s not much more than a wide spot in a road that runs through Georgia. It ain’t on any map, and only a scattering of people have heard of it. But me, I was raised here. My mama’s the one who named the town, named it like she’d name one of her young’uns. Mama said she didn’t know a lot about a lot of things, but she knew plenty about being hopeful. That’s how Mama was. She grabbed onto things she loved and gave the .....

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