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Gravy and Biscuits and the Garden of Eden

When I was a little boy, after church my mother and I would visit the farm where she had spent her entire childhood to visit her family. 862 more words


What do you mean I'm leaving the country?

If you had told me at the beginning of the year I would be traveling to Wales this summer with the US-UK Fulbright Summer Institutes then I would have looked at you with disbelief. 334 more words


Memo to My GPS

Memo to my GPS:

I know you are aware that I hate it when you tell me you are “Recalculating.”

But when I’m traveling down the windy “Trail of the Lonesome Pine” into remote Hancock County and I turn left rather than right at Kyles Ford, I would really appreciate it if you could actually say something rather than just change the pink navigation path to match my new – much longer – route. 199 more words



Hello and Welcome to my blog!

I’m still working on my blog’s identity and purpose (hopefully, it doesn’t take 24 years…) My name is CecilyHowell and I am a 24 (soon 25) years old artist that has an emphasis in printmaking. 304 more words


The View from Smyth County (and thereabouts)

I took the photo above from a rest stop in Smyth County. I didn’t really need to stop. I had recently visited the Vistor’s Center in Wytheville. 95 more words


Digital Divide: Closing Gaps

Digital Divide parts: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

I had the privilege of interviewing Maria Gunnoe a winner of the Goldman Prize and the University of Michigan’s… 143 more words

Digital Divide