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Coalescence

Coalescence (part of  Living Poem)Intro Don’t listen, children, and do not hear.(A monster is coming and there’s no escapeWithin this story, and no good way to tell it, Except to gaze at the horror as at a flower,A disaster streaming off extremes it breedsEverywhere and in our minds, disabling our power.) Distractions are good, puzzles that teaseAnd please and fill the main scene, whichIncludes…See More
Dec 11
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The Sultan's Dream

The Sultan’s Dream (Part of Living Poem) When it comes to walking, the jig’s up.No more fit lad sitting at the pub.No more flim-flam smiling with a limp. See how the legs totter and the torso leans.Do you know what a lame sultan dreams?Of reclining on a divan wearing pantaloons, Comparing his plight to a mountaineer’sNegotiating an icy bluff in a fierce wind,And then lounging in a tent to unwind. Which…See More
Nov 15
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The Tale of Ononis

The Tale of Ononis by Rob Neufeld Part 1: The Making of a Celebrity ❧  Hare Begins His Tale  Ononis was my region’s name.People now call it Never-the-same.I’ll start with the day a delivery came. The package I got was a devil’s dare,Swaddled and knotted in Swamp Bloat hairAnd bearing, in red, one word: “Beware!” Bloats are creatures from the Land of Mud Pies,Wallowing in waste with tightly closed eyesUntil fears bring tears and the bleary bloats rise.   ❧  Hare’s Colleagues  I asked my boss,…See More
Nov 9
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Drop Your Troubles: A Solo Storytelling Performance with Connie Regan-Blake at Black Mountain Center for the Arts

December 1, 2018 from 7:30pm to 9pm
Join this internationally renowned storyteller, Connie Regan-Blake, as she transforms a packed theater into an intimate circle of friends with old-timey charm, wisdom, and humor. We’ll also welcome the Singer of  Stories, Donna Marie Todd, who will perform her original story, “The Amazing Zicafoose Sisters.” Connie’s last two shows at BMCA have sold…See More
Nov 6
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Explore the Landscapes of Story and Telling at Lenoir-Rhyne Center for Graduate Studies

January 23, 2019 at 10am to February 27, 2019 at 12pm
A Storytelling Offering in Asheville, NCWednesday Mornings 10am-12pmJanuary 23 – February 27, 2019 This winter Connie is excited to offer a learning opportunity to warm-up your storytelling voice and creativity!  Join her in Asheville, NC at Lenoir-Rhyne University for six story-work sessions with a weekly format that allows for skills to grow over time while encouraging a consistency in discovering, revisiting and refining your stories. During these weekly sessions participants are invited…See More
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Explore the Landscapes of Story & Telling at Lenoir-Rhyne Center for Graduate Studies

January 23, 2019 at 10am to February 27, 2019 at 12pm
A Storytelling Offering in Asheville, NCWednesday Mornings 10am-12pmJanuary 23 – February 27, 2019 This winter Connie is excited to offer a learning opportunity to warm-up your storytelling voice and creativity!  Join her in Asheville, NC at Lenoir-Rhyne University for six story-work sessions with a weekly format that allows for skills to grow over time while encouraging a consistency in discovering, revisiting and refining your stories. During these weekly sessions participants are invited…See More
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Connie Regan-Blake presents A Slice of Life: An Evening of Stories at Black Mountain Center for the Arts

April 6, 2019 from 7:30pm to 9pm
Join nationally celebrated storyteller, Connie Regan-Blake, as she hosts her workshop participants in an enchanting evening of storytelling in “A Slice of Life: An Evening of Stories.” The event will be hosted by the Black Mountain Center for the Arts, just a short drive from Asheville nestled in the picturesque mountains surrounding the area. Call the Center for advance tickets (828) 669-0930 or order…See More
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Connie Regan-Blake's Taking Your Story to the Stage Workshop at StoryWindow Productions

April 5, 2019 to April 7, 2019
The focus of this “Taking Your Story to the Stage” 3-day workshop is on storytelling performance. Each participant is asked to come with a story that is almost “stage-ready.” Set in Connie’s home tucked in the beautiful mountains surrounding Asheville, NC, this workshop provides a supportive, affirming…See More
Oct 28
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Let’s say every word is precious

Let’s say every word is precious (Part of Living Poem) Let’s say every word is precious.Say every word is precious.Every word is precious.Every word precious.Every word.Word.--Rob Neufeld, Oct. 16, 2018See More
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Nancy Sutton replied to Rob Neufeld's discussion Metamorphoses
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Metamorphoses

Metamorphoses (Part of Living Poem)Hear audio: Metamorphoses%20181004_0192.MP3 So Apollo committed the first rape.He’d come back from exterminating Python,The Bane of Humanity, now his arrow-victim,And stopped to mock…See More
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Joan Henehan replied to Joan Henehan's discussion on Reading Living Poem
"Fantastic, that will be very helpful."
Sep 22
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First Drumbeat

First Drumbeat(Part of Living Poem) The time has come.Call it a drum,Or a crumb,What’s left of life. I used to tell a jokeWhen my life was wide,And I was a stud,And not a dud—I knowI’m not a dud.  I’m a dude,A dad.  But everyone mustRebut the dud chargeAt summing up time. Oh yeah, the joke,A trademark one for meIn that it’s not funny. I used to say I’ll never retireFrom writingBecause if I’m ever…See More
Sep 22
Rob Neufeld replied to Joan Henehan's discussion on Reading Living Poem
"Thanks for the prompt, Joan!  I have attached the whole work in progress as a doc at the bottom of the table of contents page: http://thereadonwnc.ning.com/special/living-poem"
Sep 22
Joan Henehan replied to Joan Henehan's discussion on Reading Living Poem
"Is there a way from this website to print everything or might you send me such a document to bayjh@icloud.com?"
Sep 22

July 2009 Blog Posts (16)

All the Little Creatures

Under the ancient hemlocks in a secret valley high in the hills

All the little creatures came to a great meeting among the rills



A secret lake, its waters a deepest purple hue

Fed by springs falling from cliffs and the clearest mountain dew



Gives magical renewal to the Creator’s hurt children from pain

From senseless human violence and hunter’s depredations again



The bears came first, ponderously padding through in command of all

The ‘coons… Continue

Added by Chuck Connors on July 30, 2009 at 11:42am — No Comments

Tootles the Dancing Cat

Ya’ll might of heard about Oscar the ‘death cat’. He’s the furry nursing home



‘therapy’ animal up in Rhode Island that likes to be there at the end. Some folks claim



he’s got special powers that give him the inside dope on a patient’s passing. Shoot, a



doctor even wrote about him in the high brow New England Journal of Medicine.



It all may be true but I sure wouldn’t bet my last dollar on it. Speakin’ of dollars that



reminds me of my… Continue

Added by Chuck Connors on July 30, 2009 at 11:39am — No Comments

Civil War Letters 3

In this third letter of the packet-Penland writes of the actual fighting for the first time. As he writes-you can catch a glimpse of the difference between the North and South's weaponry. He is impressed by the Yankees' firearm power.



Mount Taylor, Carter County Tennessee Jan the 3rd 1863



Dear Father and Mother



I now take the present…
Continue

Added by Tipper on July 30, 2009 at 11:15am — No Comments

Preserving Summer's Bounty



Over the past few weeks we've been discussing different ways of preserving the wonderful bounty summer time offers us. If you're interested in any of the following-click on the title to jump over to the Blind Pig & the Acorn to see the entire post.



*Making Blackberry Jelly the Old Time… Continue

Added by Tipper on July 28, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

Playing For Keeps is Now Available!!



TITLE: Playing for Keeps



SERIES: The Smith Sister's Trilogy: Book 2



AUTHOR: Stephanie Morris



AUTHOR URL: http://www.stephaniemorris.webs.com



GENRE/THEME: Interracial Romance



PUBLISHER: Amira Press



ISBN: 978-1-935348-51-1



RELEASE DATE: July 24, 2009



URL TO THE BUYING PAGE:… Continue

Added by Author Stephanie Morris on July 24, 2009 at 11:54pm — No Comments

GENEALOGY HELP

I am priviledged to own a set of "North Carolina Troops 1861-1865" a Troop Roster with loads of accurate info.If anyone has a relative that served in the Confederate Army from N.C. or think they might.Please feel free to send me his name and or whatever info you might have and I will gladly look him up for you.I ask no payment I do it for the love of history.The only request I might make is if you have a copyable photo of him I woud love a copy with your permission.

Thanks

Barry… Continue

Added by Barry E.Hollingsworth on July 24, 2009 at 1:34pm — No Comments

Cousin Eugene Fights the Train

Ed Stephens of Dillsboro has a problem with the Great Smoky Mountain



Railroad. According to the Sylva Herald Stephens says the railroad is abandoning



old train cars on his property. Stephens “called them and asked them to remove the



cars.” “They told me to get a lawyer.” Now this wouldn’t be much more than a



‘tempest in a teapot’ ‘cept Stephens drove his pick-up truck up on the tracks and



left it there for a couple of days. Now why would he… Continue

Added by Chuck Connors on July 20, 2009 at 1:29pm — 1 Comment

NIghtime in the Country

Nighttime in the country, the shadows dark and deep

Fireflies all a’ glitter, the frogs chirp a roaring peep!



The critters of the night move stealthily from bush to hay

The baby skunks and tiny possums come out to snack and play



The riot of nocturnal flowers, their scent so sweet and full

The first cutting of the hay, the greased implements in the shed of tools



I gaze across the land, breathe in the wonder of the night

Could it be that I am… Continue

Added by Chuck Connors on July 20, 2009 at 1:24pm — No Comments

The Bones of the Hills

The bones of the hills, these ancient rocks,

First laid down untold eons ago



The foundations of the Appalachians, strong and cold

Hidden away from prying eyes, secrets in the earth



These ancient mountains, the backbone of Pangaea

super continent, of the entire world!



The super Appalachians fierce and proud,

stretching to Scotland--all the way to Africa!



Mighty Granite, Schist, Gneiss, Shale, Igneous and Sandstone rocks,

Their… Continue

Added by Chuck Connors on July 20, 2009 at 1:22pm — No Comments

Aunt Lucille Whups the Bear

Some of ya’ll might have heard about the bear that staged a break-in at the WNC



Nature Center in Asheville awhile back. Accordin’ to media reports a yearling black



bear scaled a ten foot fence and dropped in to do a little visitin’ with the center’s



herd of deer. Bob Fay, the nature center’s critter curator, said the deer “didn’t much



appreciate the visitor.” Why wouldn’t Bambi welcome a friendly visit with his ole buddy



Smokey the… Continue

Added by Chuck Connors on July 20, 2009 at 1:20pm — No Comments

Cutting To The Chase Is Now Available!!





TITLE: Cutting To The Chase

AUTHOR: Stephanie Morris

AUTHOR URL: http://www.stephaniemorris.webs.com

GENRE/THEME: Contemporary Interracial Romance

PUBLISHER: Sugar and Spice Press

RELEASE DATE: July 18, 2009

URL TO THE BUYING PAGE:… Continue

Added by Author Stephanie Morris on July 18, 2009 at 9:38pm — No Comments

Appalachian Vocabulary Test 9



Time for this month's Appalachian Vocabulary Test



1.Eat up

2.Evening

3.Et

4.Far

5.Fer



1.Eat up-bite badly, consume. "I swear the chiggers have eat me up this summer."



2.Evening-time between noon and night. "Late this evening we'll go fishing if you want too."



3.Et-eat, ate. "Come on in and sit down, have you et?"



4.Far-fire. "If you play in the far you'll pee in the… Continue

Added by Tipper on July 9, 2009 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Places I'll be and hope to see you!

Haywood County Book Mania on August 1 (there is an author's reception the night before!)

Malaprops Bookstore & Cafe on August 15 at 7PM

Louisiana Book Festival on October 17

Added by Kathryn Magendie on July 7, 2009 at 4:35pm — 2 Comments

Black Like Me

In 1959, the writer John Howard Griffin decided to go through with a daring, personal experiment. Using drug medication and a sun lamp, he transformed his skin to change from a white man to a black man. He shaved his head and added a dark cream. His plan was to tour around the South and write about his experiences under a secret guise. Close friends and family thought he was crazy when he discussed the idea, but he had such conviction to find out for himself what it would be like for a white… Continue

Added by Michael Beadle on July 2, 2009 at 11:41pm — 2 Comments

Air Conditioning

Do you have air conditioning? We do-however at the moment-it's broken. Back in the day, when The Deer Hunter built our house-we couldn't afford central air-but 7 years ago he could stand the heat no longer and he and a friend installed central heat and air in our house. Apparently-I've grown very used to it-cause for the past 2 days I have been quite miserable. At bedtime last night-it was 84 degrees in our living room-not the best temperature for sleeping.



When I was growing up,… Continue

Added by Tipper on July 2, 2009 at 3:53pm — No Comments

New Publishing Contract for Cutting to the Chase!

I'm excited to announce that a publishing contract has been offered for Cutting To The Chase! The book is coming your way soon! Stop by my website to check it out!
Happy Reading!
Stephanie Morris

Added by Author Stephanie Morris on July 2, 2009 at 2:25pm — No Comments

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