Monday, June 29, 2020

Still here... at home, mostly. Somewhere around day 107?

It's easy to lose track of time now. We've been staying at home for the most part for the last three + months although we've been out more lately. Each time we're out it's either in open areas where distancing is easy and/or with our masks in place. Hand washing frequently, of course--as each one of you is doing, I'm sure.

People who downplay, don't understand, don't believe, or otherwise ignore the potential of the pandemic are making the situation worse for everyone. Wear the damn mask! 

Times are harsh in other ways, too. The anger and frustration bursting forth about ongoing racism and fear of "others" show us all how ignorance about and intolerance of difference is corrosive.

In this situation, with the world in turmoil and lives being needlessly lost I hesitate to mention this bit of (for me) good news--the upcoming publication of my book being published by the University of North Georgia Press. Release date is in September and I hope by then that I'll be able to have a book signing at the Hambidge Center where I'm scheduled for an exhibit around that time. We'll just have to see how things turn out.

More about the book may be found at the UNG Press link here.

Here's wishing and hoping for all of you health, safety, and better times ahead. 


  1. Thank you for giving me something to look forward to.

  2. Do not hesitate to mention this book! We need it badly. You're doing the world a huge favor with your writing Tommye. Keep mentioning it!