Monthly Archives: June 2016

The Neighbor

The last time Pat saw her neighbor, they argued. That was almost a year ago. The last time they spoke, they discussed, but it was a really an argument. Even a veiled threat from him. Then, there was an emergency.

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Posted in Flash Fiction

Traveling with Insulin-Dependent Diabetes: Your Insulin Supplies

Can you travel, comfortably, when you have diabetes and have to take insulin? That was a question I had many years ago when I first had to start taking insulin for diabetes. I wrote about my diabetes odyssey in My Life with

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Posted in Diabetes, Travel, Uncategorized

The Solace of Water

Take a course in good water and air; and in the eternal youth of Nature you may renew your own. Go quietly, alone; no harm will befall you. — John Muir There is nothing that soothes me like the sound

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Posted in Creative Nonfiction Essays, environment, Uncategorized

Clutter and Stuff

Clutter. You know. The stuff you have lying around that you think you might need. That you’re sure you will need……some time, some day. Won’t you? What exactly is clutter? Clutter can be defined as anything we don’t need, want,

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Posted in anxiety, Creative Nonfiction Essays, Uncategorized

#weekendcoffeeshare 6/25/2016

If you stopped by for coffee, I would tell you about the apple orchard that is near my home. “Oh, hello Jenn.There you are. I didn’t know if you were stopping by today or not,” I said. My friend, Jenn,

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Posted in Appalachia, Food, Recipes, Uncategorized, weekendcoffeeshare

The Brexit Vote: Does it Foretell the American Election

Great Britain’s Brexit vote refers to the decision by the populace of Great Britain this week to leave the European Union (EU). A decision with wide-reaching implications not only for Great Britain but for the rest of the 28-nation EU,

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Posted in Democracy, Politics

My Daydream Voyage

I take a voyage almost every day. Sometimes several times a day. I’ll drift off from my work or whatever else I’m doing and go somewhere I’ve been before…….or somewhere I’ve never been, but only in my mind. I recall my

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Bluegrass Musician, Ralph Stanley, Dies

Ralph Stanley, one of the earliest pioneers of traditional bluegrass music, died June 23, 2016 at the age of 89. Dr. Stanley, who received an honorary doctorate of music from Lincoln Memorial University, died of complications from skin cancer. Stanley,

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Posted in Appalachia, Music, Uncategorized

Appalachia and Food: Potato Pancakes

Friday Fare to Appalachia The Appalachian culture is all about food. Appalachian farmers and truck gardeners worked the land to grow the basics for their family. They had a hard-scrabble existence. Some of the basics among the vegetables were corn,

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The Second Amendment, State Militias, and Paramilitary Groups

“A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” The above is the text of the Second Amendment of the Constitution. One

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