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This new quilt hanging is from Joyce W. in  North Carolina. 

I am not a good picture taker so these are not the best, my friend Bonnie… 146 more words

Smoky Mountains

This is what we do in Appalachia #1

At St Andrews I was pretty much the only person from Appalachia or rural America in general for that matter. It kind of made me stand out in some ways, but also was a source of interest for some people. 593 more words


Bloodroot, by Amy Greene

Bloodroot by Amy Greene
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A carpet of white flowers pushed aside to reveal long, thick roots that look like fingers and bleed crimson sap. 612 more words

Book Review

Mushrooms of the the central Appalachian range Vol 1

Dropped my field guide in a large urn of tea so conjured up some descriptions and effects of some recent sightings.

The Red Bastard of Everrets Mountain… 194 more words

Viva the Tidewater!

This question has long flummoxed me: “How can I self-identify as both a Southerner and an American and still find the mindset of fully half of my fellow countrymen utterly incomprehensible?” 645 more words


Inspiration in Appalachia...Part 2

As I continue to research my new book, I am re-visiting my own family history.  I often use my father’s family tree for inspiration in my writing, but this time I’m reaching into my mother’s lineage.   227 more words