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Dee Thompson
I love to write, cook, and laugh.
Interests: adoption, watching hgtv and the food channel whenever possible, cooking, movies, reading, writing, all things russian, exploring psychic phenomenon, making my friends laugh
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Most people fall solidly into one of three camps when it comes to this question: Are ghosts real? I have friends who are scientists and engineers who scoff at the notion, and consider anyone saying they've seen a ghost to... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Crab Chronicles
A colleague of mine who is also in the writing and editing business asked me the other day why I write. I don't recall anyone ever asking me that. Anyone who knows me at all well knows that writing is... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2019 at The Crab Chronicles
My new book Leaf Season is set in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Georgia [mostly], a beautiful area I have long wanted to write about. I spent most of my growing up years [ages 8-18] in Knoxville, in the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2019 at The Crab Chronicles
I was in my 40's before I realized, much to my horror, that the rest of the world looks at southerners with something like benign contempt, if not outright disdain. I have been watching an HBO show called The Righteous... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2019 at The Crab Chronicles
I see posts on social media fairly often about the fact that teenagers today spend a lot of time on their phones but they don't seem to understand basic life skills like how to change a tire or how to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2019 at The Crab Chronicles
When I was a kid my father insisted we clean our rooms periodically, and I had no problem with that. My dad loved all things military so our rooms had to pass inspection before we could play or do anything... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2019 at The Crab Chronicles
I spent most of my childhood thinking that one day, if I did everything right, I might just be able to Fit In. Normal never applied to me but I saw that as an embarrassment. Fitting In was the goal.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2019 at The Crab Chronicles
I am sitting at a table in a condo on Hilton Head Island, looking out at the Atlantic Ocean and thinking about how my life has changed tremendously in recent years, and yet the ocean looks the same as it... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2019 at The Crab Chronicles
My great grandfather Robert Edward Butler married Beulah Phillips in 1888, and they proceeded to have more than 12 children. My grandmother Wilma Butler Hasty [Memaw, to me and the other grandchildren] was somewhere in the middle of the pack.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2019 at The Crab Chronicles
Right now the Kindle edition of my book is ON SALE for $4.99! That's more than half off the regular price! The sale is on thru this Saturday the 17th! Get your Kindle book today! Once you've read it please... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2019 at The Crab Chronicles
The mass shootings recently have left me, like everyone else, feeling emotionally exhausted and angry, and wanting a solution to the rash of shootings that have become epidemic in recent years. Before Columbine you almost never heard of a lone... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2019 at The Crab Chronicles
Books always have to have front and back cover designs -- after all, in a very competitive book market you want something that will appeal to a reader. I know this well, because I designed the cover to my novel... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2019 at The Crab Chronicles
A friend of mine on Facebook just posted a little essay about his high school years and I read that and wracked my brain trying to recall him in high school. I don't. Of course, he was a year or... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2019 at The Crab Chronicles
Hey Millennials! Yes, you, Sweetheart. Stop texting for a second and READ. Here are a some facts to blow your minds! 1) We didn't have "play dates" - we knocked on our friend's door and asked their mama if they... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2019 at The Crab Chronicles
I have always hated reading about a book and thinking "Sounds good. I'm buying this" -- and then getting it home and settling down to read, and shortly afterwards realizing I've made a mistake. I HATE the book. Loathe it.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2019 at The Crab Chronicles
I used to be a terribly ignorant person. Ignorant and not even aware of my ignorance. I can admit that now. When I was in my 20's and 30's I wanted to get-married-and-have-kids. That's how I always thought of it.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2019 at The Crab Chronicles
I have two guy friends who have lost their fathers very recently and I have been anxiously pondering what to say to them. "Thoughts and prayers" seem inadequate, however heartfelt. What can be said in a note that means anything,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2019 at The Crab Chronicles
Two days ago something truly momentous happened. My first novel, Ghosts in the Garden City, was published on Amazon. I have been a writer for many years but a novel was a new challenge. It's available right now on Kindle,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2019 at The Crab Chronicles
Years ago there was a movie called 12 Angry Men. I only vaguely remember it but I am betting the men were all over 50. I have observed in my life that most men over fifty, or perhaps sixty, get... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2019 at The Crab Chronicles
Some of my ancestors came over before the American Revolution and then had to fight to be free of England's tyranny. Because of that, I am not a British subject today, but an American citizen. I was thinking about that... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2019 at The Crab Chronicles
I came across this meme the other day and re-posted it on my Facebook page because it applies to so many people I know: One thing I have learned over the years is how powerful our thoughts are, and how... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2019 at The Crab Chronicles
June is Pride month and if you have to ask what that means, you probably don’t have friends or relatives or colleagues who are gay, bi, or trans. I do. I am very happy to see the huge change that... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2019 at The Crab Chronicles
When I started researching adoption in 2003 I didn't realize I was starting a journey that would produce not just the family I'd always wanted, but also friendships that would sustain me. I had no idea of any of that.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2019 at The Crab Chronicles
The 1970's was a decade of tremendous cultural upheaval not only in America but in my life. I am thinking about how growing up during that decade -- I went from age 8 to 18 in the 1970's -- impacted... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2019 at The Crab Chronicles
I've always considered myself a feminist but not an angry feminist. You won't ever see me running around on the street waving a sign that endorses or condemns anything. I might be in agreement with angry sign wavers but that's... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2019 at The Crab Chronicles