Sharla Dawn Gorder

Writer – Speaker

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What if your husband came with a “user manual”?  Or your boss?  Or even your new friend at the club?  What if you, yourself, came equipped with a little booklet of instructions designed to help others understand how you best function, what might cause you to short circuit, and, perhaps most importantly, what helps facilitate enjoyable or helpful “usage” of … Read More

I’ve begun writing a column for the Island Times Newspaper inspired by my photos of Pensacola Beach at dawn.  I’ve gone ‘round and ‘round in my head about what to call it:  Sharla Dawn at Dawn, seems a little egotistical.  Crayon Dawn requires too much explanation.  Beach Musings—a play on Pat Conroy’s 1995 title, Beach Music—is a little … Read More

This is what the storms brought—all these broken treasures, delivered right to my bare feet on the beach in front of the house.  It was up to me however, to gather them and make something beautiful with them.  How did I do?

I’m getting better at it, y’all, so much better since my own great storm.  I can work with fragments … Read More

Things that make you go, ahhh…

That’s my ulterior motive, just so you know—to make you go ahhh…   I hope to calm you down before your day shakes you up.  (How am I doing?)

I rise every morning before dawn, eager to see what the morning brings, because I now know, despite the quotidian routine of my mornings—teeth-brushing, bed-making, coffee … Read More