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 Read More

This little story has absolutely no socially redeeming value.  Unlike last week’s post, it will not make you cry (except maybe tears of hilarity), it has no tacit moral lesson, and there is no call to action.  It’s just a funny story.

It didn’t make the cut for my book due to redundancy.  Who would believe that such “Horriblariousness” would strike twice? Read More

I am writing these words awaiting the sunrise—as I often do.  Only it is tomorrow today on the balcony of my room overlooking Trinity Bay on the Northeast Coast of Australia.  Sharla-Dawn-at-dawn again, but from the other side of the world. 

Anyone who knows me (or who has read my book) knows that I have always loved to travel.  I left … Read More


And we’re off!!!

‘Tis the season, y’all—in case you haven’t noticed.  It started well before Halloween this year, and now we’re already nearly a week into that post-Thanksgiving, pre-Christmas countdown.

And folks are cranky. 

It doesn’t help that this hectic holiday season falls within days of the most contentious political race in recent memory.  We’re starting out frazzled.  And we’ve still … Read More