The Big 5-0

The Big 5-0

Well, it happened. The unthinkable. The incomprehensible. After remaining 29 for 20 years, I finally turned the big 5-0 on August 23. I’m not sure how I’ve arrived at this point, but it’s not as bad so far as I’d always imagined it might be. For me. I spent the day...
Writing News

Writing News

The results of Wytheville, Virginia’s Chautauqua Festival were announced a couple of weeks ago. I was thrilled to place in three of four categories. My Hindman piece from 2020, “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” won 2nd place at Wytheville VA’s Chautauqua...
Concert in the Caverns

Concert in the Caverns

I attended my second concert since covid on August 21, 2021. Russ and I saw Colin Hay and his band in the Caverns in Pelham, TN, about halfway between Chattanooga and Nashville. It was vastly different from my experience at the James Taylor/Jackson Browne concert in...
Fiction Lab With Darnell Arnoult

Fiction Lab With Darnell Arnoult

I’m taking a 4-week Fiction Lab with Darnell Arnoult, that started right on the heels of Hindman finishing. I got home from Hindman at about 8:30 on Saturday, 24 July, and Darnell’s Fiction Lab started at 10 a.m. that morning. So, what is a Fiction Lab?...
Running On Empty

Running On Empty

This week, I attended my first live music concert since the 80’s Cruise in March 2020, as covid brought the curtain down on such activities for a long nearly-18 months. The event had been rescheduled twice, most recently from this past January, and was slated to...