Sharla Dawn Gorder

Writer – Speaker

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This story did not make the final cut for my book, though I think that it is Ted’s favorite.  He is really impressed by the way I “argue my case” with such conviction and humor.  I convinced him some 23 years ago, maybe I can convince others today.

The story didn’t make the cut because my editor, who is not a Southerner,  believed that it Read More

It was dawn and the beach was deserted—just me and my heron.  I shambled along the water’s edge, half-asleep, moving east toward the sunrise.  About two blocks into my walk, at about Avenida 14, I noticed another denizen of the dawn start to make his way down from the houses to the water. Our paths intersected, and before I could offer a greeting, the man blurted … Read More