More About Me!

More About Me!

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My new name is Pam Tharp Thompson.  It’s true, after 57 years of hard running and crazy living, I finally settled down and tied the knot. I have always had a passion to write.  I would like to share with you some of my writings and many memories of growing up in the south.  I work part time at Troy University Montgomery Campus, as an English Tutor, Leadership Club Adviser, and TRIO Student Support Services Project Manager.  I will complete my MFA Writing with Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in May 2018.  I am the proud author of over 30 previously published poems.

I am a natural homegrown and bred product of the South – Country as cornbread and fried-green tomatoes.  Some of the sweeter things I learned growing up in the South, were how to drive a tractor, trap a opossum, and shoot the head off a snake from twenty feet away, with one eye closed.  One of the hardest things I ever learned was how to leave the past behind, and how to truly love and forgive myself for bad choices and mistakes I had made in the past.  Like many other families, I come from a long line of mental illness, depression, and addictions.

Old family stories passed down, tell how they use to tie my great-granddaddy to a tree, during thunderstorms, when he would get to drinking, lose his temper, and have some of his worst crazy spells.  They say, he would be cussing out God and everyone around him, while my great-grandmother would stand on the front porch, praying for his forgiveness, as the thunder rolled and the lightning struck all around them.  Well, thank You, Jesus, I ain’t been tied to no tree, yet, but I have had my inherited share of depression and addictions. Continue reading “More About Me!”