My name is Bill Mercer and I am the father of three children. Two sons, John and Drew, age 17, are my teens. My daughter Molly is a college student. They are great people and I am very proud of them. I am a widower for nearly 7 years. I am in a relationship with Betsy and Will Heath (her 12 year old son) and we are all family. I am an insurance representative with Mass Mutual Financial Group in the offices of Bartley Insurance Services here in Jacksonville, N.C. I have lived in Jacksonville since 1986. A native of Richlands, N.C. I graduated from Richlands High School and East Carolina University. I attend Trinity United Methodist church, along with a Mens Bible Study that I depend on. I am grateful for my family and friends and I'm ambitious about the future. Some very important people have played major roles in the lives of my children. I look forward to sharing this adventure with the readers of Realiteen. We are shaped by our experiences. Hope you enjoy. Talk with you soon.
October 5th, 2012 Bill Mercer
In the words of the great Bard, “parting is such sweet sorrow.” That is sort of how I feel in writing this blog. I will no longer be writing for Realiteen, except maybe in a guest capacity heretofore. I can’t tell you how much I’ve …
September 26th, 2012 Bill Mercer
I have written many times about the importance of seeking balance in my life and imparting that to my kids. It’s important to be able to take a look at life from various perspectives to enable us to …
September 24th, 2012 Bill Mercer“Go over there and sit with that woman by herself, I’ll be right there,” I told Will (Betsy’s son) in the fellowship hall of the church after his Boy Scout ceremony one recent …
September 21st, 2012 Bill Mercer
I have a first cousin that is married to a successful veterinarian, with whom she has raised and home-schooled four wonderful sons, all doing very well. This woman was a cheerleader, student body president (Winter Park High School), college graduate, earning two …
September 19th, 2012 Bill Mercer
There is more to life than increasing its speed.
I wrote a blog, published a while back, about the importance of the movie based on the book “To Kill a Mockingbird,” I’ll try not to plagiarize myself in …