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Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge

Gatlinburg is a blossoming town in East Tennessee in the Smoky Mountains just outside of a major tourist attraction city called Pigeon Forge. The border between the two is not always clear, but for better or worse, I love it there. 441 more words


The Friday 56, #7

It’s time for  Friday 56!  It’s a book meme hosted by Freda at Freda’s Voice. Be sure to visit her blog if you would like to participate! 310 more words

Books And Reading

REVIEW: A Flight of Arrows by Lori Benton

Set during the Revolutionary War, this book follows “rebel” new Americans and the Oneida Indians as they face off against the British and Indian tribes loyal to the crown.  122 more words

Book Reviews

University of Kentucky Digitizes Materials Related to Kentucky Coalfields

The University of Kentucky has digitized a large collection of information about economic development in Kentucky coalfields. “The newly digitized materials at UK focus on 189 years of economic development in the Eastern Kentucky coalfield from 1788 to 1976…. 32 more words

New Resources

It's cooler up here

It’s always cooler up here in the Alleghenies at 2400 feet elevation. In the last week, when our friends downstate were experiencing temperatures of over 100 degrees, our thermometer never hit 85! 952 more words

Western Maryland


From the July 2016 issue of Landscape Architecture Magazine.

A featureless night, seen from a bus window, carrying family members across distances to the prisons where loved ones are confined. 408 more words


Consortium Creating U.S. Source of Chinese Medicinal Herbs

By Paris Wolfe, Blogmaster, The Herb Society of America

As Americans look to alternative medicine to ease their pain – both physical and financial – demand is increasing for Chinese medicinal herbs.   561 more words