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Aim for Beauty

In honor of my blog Plant Whatever Brings You Joy's 10th Blogiversary I've posted a chapter from my book Plant Whatever Brings You Joy: Blessed Wisdom from the Garden. This particular chapter was also excerpted in Fairview's GreenPrints magazine, which was greatly appreciated. Read more here: http://plantwhateverbringsyoujoy.com/aim-for-beauty/…See More
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McCrumb ghost-opened world in The Unquiet Grave

McCrumb sees stories behind haunting ghost by Rob NeufeldPHOTO: Sharyn McCrumb and her dog Arthur, 2017.  Photo by Laura Palmer, courtesy, Sharyn McCrumb In “The Unquiet Grave,” Sharyn McCrumb once again demonstrates her mastery at turning a folktale into something larger, different, and greater.The legend of the…See More
Sep 10
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James Vestus Miller

­HISTORIC PHOTO James Vester Miller James Vester Miller had been a boy when his mother, a Rutherfordton slave, had responded to Emancipation by taking her three children to Asheville and getting a job as a cook in a boardinghouse—some say Julia Wolfe’s boardinghouse, Old Kentucky Home.  Growing up, Miller hung…See More
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Dave Minneman, heroic portrait

Dave Minneman and a sense of justiceby Rob NeufeldPHOTO CAPTION: Dave Minneman doing research at Pack Memorial Library.  Photo by author.            “One of the biggest things I did as a kid, in order to escape my father,” Asheville resident Dave Minneman says of his 1960s and 70s rural Indiana childhood, “was…See More
Aug 25
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Dellinger's Mill, Hawk, Mitchell County

Meet the 4th generation miller of a historic millby Rob NeufeldPHOTO CAPTION: Triptych of Dellinger Mill and Jack Dellinger in his mill, showing the hopper, the 1859 waterwheel, bags of cornmeal, and the National Historic Place plaque.  Photos and composition by Henry Neufeld.            I had written about…See More
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FullSizeRender Lexie in the pillows

This is my little Lexie, a chihuahua mix who is tiny but so sweet. Here she is trying to sleep under my pillows. She is a burrower. Makes a great watch dog because she has a fierce bark.
Aug 10
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Tribute to Kathryn Stripling Byer at Jackson County Public Library, Sylva, NC

October 1, 2017 from 2pm to 4pm
On October 1, Sunday afternoon, 2 PM, at Jackson County  Library in the Community Room, NCWN and NCWN-West will honor the late Poet Laureate, Kathryn S. Byer . Everyone is invited to come. We will share her poetry and talk about her achievements and her legacy for writers and poets in NC. If Kay touched your life in some way, come and pay tribute to her. We all miss her and this is a way to share our mourning for losing her and show our appreciation for what she did for us. See More
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WRITERS CIRCLE IN SPRING

"On Saturday, September 9, 10:30 a.m., Richard Kraweic will teach a class at Writers Circle. He will teach how to organize a poetry book for publication. I know I need to learn that lesson. How about you?"
Aug 10
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WRITERS CIRCLE IN SPRING

"We have a memoir class going on now until the first Wednesday in September. Wish you could join us in a class at Writers Circle around the Table."
Aug 10
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East Asheville history and sites

A meaningful tour of East Asheville PHOTO CAPTION: View of Beverly Hills suburb, from a painting by Gibson Catlett that had once hung at subdivision offices.  Courtesy Special Collection, Ramsey Library, UNC Asheville.            I was walking in the Beverly Hills neighborhood the other day and noticed a few…See More
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Interview with Gail Godwin about Grief Cottage

Gail Godwin’s latest crosses a mental boundary by Rob Neufeld Asheville author Gail Godwin, now a Woodstock, NY resident, comes back home here Wed., June 14 to present her new novel, “Grief Cottage” at Malaprop’s Bookstore, 7 p.m. “Grief Cottage” is the story of an orphaned, sensitive, troubled boy, named…See More
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Julia Nunnally Duncan Poetrio reading at Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe

August 6, 2017 from 3pm to 4pm
Julia Nunnally Duncan will be a featured Poetrio poet at Malaprop's Bookstore/Café on Sunday, August 6, at 3 p.m. Julia will be reading from her new book A Part of Me. Fred Chappell says of A Part of Me: "Duncan's every reader will be reminded of some person, place, or time important to recall in a quiet hour."See More
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Nancy Werking Poling posted an event

Nancy Werking Poling at Pack Library, downtown Asheville

August 9, 2017 from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Nancy Werking Poling will read from her new book, Before It Was Legal: a black-white marriage (1945-1987).The Winters' forty-two-year marriage spanned key historical periods of the 20th century and took them from Indiana to Mexico City. Freed from U.S. racism, Daniel felt "as Mexican as chile verde." Meanwhile, Anna, a reserved white woman who struggled with speaking Spanish, experienced no similar sense of liberation. Before It Was Legal is not a happily-ever-after story, but an honest…See More
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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…
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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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