Monthly Archives: August 2016

#SoCS – The Fall

Eliza had passed away three weeks before. She had suffered from pancreatitis for the almost 14 years of her life, off and on, but that wasn’t her cause of death. I suppose her cause of death was a combination of

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National Dog Day Photos

Dogs are truly our best friends. Here is a gallery of the dogs who have owned me over about the last 12 years. Bear is the black dog on the top row. He was a Puli. Eliza, a Cardigan Welsh

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Making Mistakes

The only man who never makes a mistake is the man who never does anything. – Theodore Roosevelt What a wise quote by President Teddy Roosevelt. We can all make a mistake. If we don’t, we are sitting at home

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Recipes for my Appalachian Readers: A Dilemma

I want to post a good recipe for all my Appalachian readers today. But, I have a dilemma and I guess I’m going to have to write a heartfelt blog post and make a confession before I can do anything.

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Recipe for Cole Slaw

Here is a lightened up version of a old-fashioned recipe for cole slaw. It’s very easy and can be used just for supper at night or for big family dinners: Ingredients: 2 cups shredded green cabbage (easy way is to

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Looking Back, Part 3

Looking Back, Part 1 Looking Back, Part 2 Now, Looking Back, Part 3 Serena gets up, wearily, from her table and dries her tears. She rinses out her cup and looks out on the landscape she has held so dear

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The Millennial Generation: Overtaking the Baby Boomers?

The millennial generation is generally defined as that group of individuals in the U.S.  born between 1980 and 2000. We are hearing a lot about the millennials currently, particularly with regard to how they may affect the 2016 U.S. Presidential election

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Posted in Creative Nonfiction Essays, education, Higher Education, Lifestyle, Uncategorized

I Write Because……..

People often ask me why I write. Writer friends tell me that is a common question they also get. I can’t speak for anyone but myself, but I can tell you why I write. Perhaps not all the reasons but

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Looking Back, Part 2

Here is a recap of Looking Back, Part 1 Now, Looking Back, Part 2 As Serena sat at her table and cried, she realized she had been through this before. This man had been her husband for 20 years and they had

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Looking Back

Serena was shaking all over. She had just had another encounter with her soon-to-be ex-husband and it wasn’t pleasant. Of course, it never was. She sat at her kitchen table, trying to calm herself. It wasn’t working very well. He

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