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76/365 The Waiting Game

My throat is a little dry, and my heart feels foreign in my chest. I can’t tell if the abnormal beating is a result of my coffee fix, or because of the notification sound of my email. 553 more words

Cremation of Care

I’m not proud to be an American, where authority is taken as the truth, rather than the truth as the authority. My presidents have hocked lie after lie despite foudroyant proof of the government’s penetralia sugar coated in the name of the landofthefree and the homeofthebrave. 535 more words

Writing

First Week of June, 1935 Excerpt

Wednesday June 5th, 1935
I’m so disappointed.  My pictures are just one big mess.  The serious one is fair but I only have 11 of that. 

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Caretaking

Stay Out of the Water

Intent

My intent for this project was to both bring the reader into the piece and to share some of my knowledge about the paranormal world.  657 more words

Creative Nonfiction

Don't Date Baptists Book Launch!

On Tuesday, April 26, I celebrated with friends, family, and colleagues the official launch of my book Don’t Date Baptists and Other Warnings from My Alabama Mother… 124 more words

2016

the wear and tear of this beautiful difficult sassy knowledge

When during the 1980s, I worked on my collection of interviews with Canadian women writers, I called it Sounding Differences in “oral essays” as a way to indicate the generative exploration of the project which worked to empower a chorus of voices that – while infused with differentiated power relations – revised the canon beyond the distinguished triumvirate of Margaret (Atwood), Margaret (Laurence) and Alice (Munroe). 1,166 more words

Memoir

The Man in the Orange Jacket

There’s a man on my block who I’ve seen frequently for three years. “Do I know you?” I tell him we’ve met before. He switches a bag of cans to his left hand hand, holds the other out to shake. 85 more words

Short Non-Fiction