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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...

Good Ol’ Rocky Top

Good Ol’ Rocky Top

I’m probably one of the few people you will ever meet who cries over the song “Rocky Top.” I’ve always loved it, although it means different things to me now than it did when I was a kid. The first time I ever remember listening to it was at my cousin Melenia’s house,...

Poetry Corner

Poetry Corner

I seldom share my actual writing in these blogs. Mostly, that’s because if I do, I can’t enter the writing into contests or submit them other places for publication because if I make them available via Facebook or via blogs/personal websites, regardless of how...

“Think of Laura”

“Think of Laura”

When you are a kid, there are some things that words can't describe. There are some things that even feelings don't quite cover. When you're Chrissie, those things are most commonly connected to music. Tonight, I got to see Christopher Cross in concert with my buddy...

Table Rock Writers Group

Table Rock Writers Group

I was able to attend the Table Rock Writers Group in Little Switzerland, NC, from August 28-September 2. I was told about the Memoir class specifically by my dear friend Darnell Arnoult, who was slated to teach the Memoir class. So I signed up for Memoir, excited to...

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, but in the...