Time to Write

Time to Write

I’m still trying to get back into the writing groove. I’ll be honest – some days are better than others. I haven’t been making it to the 7 a.m. Writing Prompt Zoom Group. My heart hasn’t been so much into writing or into sharing, which makes going to the Zoom less...
Beth Macy

Beth Macy

I haven’t read Dopesick. Please don’t judge me too harshly for that. I know – it has been out for years now. What’s up with me not having read it yet? I’ve readily and heartily suggested it to numerous friends and strangers because so many friends and colleagues have...
Saying Goodbye to Elizabeth

Saying Goodbye to Elizabeth

You’re welcome to your opinions. I’m allowed mine, too. Plans that have been in the works for decades are being carried out to the letter. Out of respect, out of honor, out of dignity to a life lived in service and duty from a young age. Not in perfection,...
Hindman Update

Hindman Update

I was able to get another load of supplies taken over to Hindman Settlement School this afternoon. On my way off of the campus, I decided to take a left and take a look in the downtown area. I saw that #CowboyDave was still there on the corner, at the Mi-Dee Mart. On...
Twenty Years Wed

Twenty Years Wed

Russ and I have a very special anniversary coming up in a couple of weeks. On January 5, 2022, we will have been married for 20 years. This is a lot longer than most people probably gave us. During the first year, it’s a lot longer than I definitely gave us. Marriage,...
The Most Wonderful Time a Year (audio)

The Most Wonderful Time a Year (audio)

This year, for Christmas, I want to share a piece that has grown very dear to me in the past couple of years. It is the piece with which I gained acceptance to the Appalachian Writers Workshop in Hindman in Summer 2020. Since then, I have continued working with it and...