Author: Mary Claire Brock

Letter to Clay

Letter to Clay

Dear Clay, You would be so proud of your wife, the leader of your tribe.  She keeps you alive. Your children didn’t know you long, but they know you well. Allison doesn’t stray from mentioning your name at the dinner table. She’s not afraid to show home videos when the […]

The Hike

The Hike

They told us the hike would be around 35 minutes. It was supposed to be a nice, uphill tread to the top of the hill where the orphanage was built. At the beginning of the hike, we laughed and made light of our adventure. Being my fourth day in Haiti, […]

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My Social Media Break-Up

I took a week off of social media, and it was eye opening. Actually, I only took four days off, but either way it was worth the break. Day one: It felt like I was missing something. I found myself checking my emails and clicking on the weather channel app […]

Confessions of a Cereal Killer

Confessions of a Cereal Killer

Sweetened pieces of oats and I go way back. I can’t remember a time where cereal wasn’t a staple in my household. You can find me with a bowl, spoon, a splash of milk and a beloved box in hand for breakfast, lunch, an afternoon snack or dinner on the […]

Get to Know Brett James
Photo Courtesy of Brett James

Get to Know Brett James

Soon after graduating from Baylor University in ‘91, Brett James Cornelius, known in the music industry as Brett James, realized that both his medical school aspirations and his performing dreams were ending, but his songwriting career was just beginning.   James has since become a successful songwriter penning songs for […]