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Dave Minneman, heroic portrait

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East Asheville history and sites

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Cherokee and WNC music and dance events

Two Big Cultural Events in December in Hendersonville & Ashevillefrom press releaseThe Center for Cultural Preservation, WNC’s cultural history and documentary film center, presents, Cherokee Music and Dance on Thursday, December 7, 7 p.m., Blue Ridge Community College’s Thomas Auditorium.  Tickets are $5. The screening of A Great American Tapestry will be held on December 2, 2 p.m., at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Reuter Center, UNC Asheville.  Tickets for that event are…See More
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Battery Park Hill through the ages

Battery Park through the Years by Rob NeufeldPHOTO CAPTIONS: 1) Present-day view of Battery Park Apartments from…See More
Nov 6
Mark de Castrique posted a blog post
Oct 13
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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
Oct 8
Julia Nunnally Duncan posted an event

Julia Nunnally Duncan at MACA Authors' Booth

October 14, 2017 from 9:30am to 1:30pm
Julia Nunnally Duncan will be signing her new books A Part of Me and A Place That Was Home at the Mountain Glory Festival in downtown Marion on Saturday, October 14, from 9:30-1:30. She will be located at the MACA Authors' booth on Main Street.See More
Oct 7
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Sample 8 Great Smokies Writers at Malaprop’s, Oct. 15

Writers in UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program (GSWP)read atMalaprop's Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 3 p.m., Sun.,Oct. 15 Elizabeth Lutyens, editor of the GSWP’s Great Smokies Review, leads the Prose Master Class and will host the reading. ·        Ellen Carr, who works in the financial industry, will read excerpts from her novel of uneasy relationships, Unmanned. ·        Sarah Carter, an artist and photographer who will publish an excerpt of her novel, Jolene, Joe-Pye,…See More
Oct 6
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Ellington in Asheville--a survey

The Douglas Ellington effect: An Appreciationby Rob NeufeldIMAGE: Douglas Ellington’s original drawing for a City Hall-County Courthouse Art Deco complex.            “Dear Douglas,” Kenneth Ellington wrote his brother, the 38-year old Pittsburgh architect, on May 6, 1925, “I know things are…See More
Oct 6
Mark de Castrique posted a blog post

How To Kill Your Reader

Danger is a crucial element in a mystery novel. A killer is on the loose and no one is safe. But sometimes the killer can be the writer, and the victim, the reader.I'm talking about when the author turns into a preacher and the story becomes a sermon. Now I am not against using a mystery novel for social commentary. Writing doesn't happen in a moral vacuum, and, after all, isn't a mystery a morality play? As fellow North Carolina author Margaret Maron said there is no topic that can't be dealt…See More
Oct 5
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Hidden Scars - A Sam Blackman Mystery

Sam Blackman and Nakayla Robertson investigate a 70-year-old death that unleashes a killer.
Oct 3
Mark de Castrique posted a discussion

Black Mountain College as Backdrop for Mystery

My new book, HIDDEN SCARS, is released Oct 3rd.  D.G. Martin notes the star of the story is Black Mountain College.  http://chapelboro.com/town-square/columns/one-on-one/one-one-lost-college-still-shinesSee More
Oct 3
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Upcoming book--Sacred Sites for Secular Times

Sacred Sites for Secular Times: 50 Commemorative Experiences in Western North Carolina by Rob Neufeld              Among the many sites dedicated to history, there are some—both overbooked and overlooked—that provide full and moving experiences.  They involve a physical component, connecting to landscape; an imaginative one, entering other times and minds; and an interactive one, maintaining relevance.             The entries in this book help create full experiences through descriptive…See More
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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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November 2008 Blog Posts (7)

Book Illustration and Motion Picture Previz

When I first came up with the idea for my debut novel (IVORY JOINS THE REAPING WORLD WIND or WHO CAUSED THE BEST END OF EARTH EVER?), I wanted to write it as a screenplay for a motion picture.

But, alas, I know nothing about that art, so I figured through a novel, I could work out all the angles of film composition and pre-vis, as well as characters, settings and the drama of it all.

Through the process, I was able to also work out visualization of the story by way of illustrations,… Continue

Added by HOLLIS WILLIAMS on November 27, 2008 at 5:03pm — No Comments

Dumpster Diving In Appalachia



Throughout the passage of time-man has created trash in one form or another. Before the days of dumpsters, landfills, and recycling centers people accumulated trash and were faced with disposing it. Many items were burned, many more were dumped in an area that became the family dump.





Searching through old dumps is one of our favorite pastimes. The girls and I feel like true treasure… Continue

Added by Tipper on November 20, 2008 at 11:30am — No Comments

Blind Pig & The Acorn's Debut on Carolina Crafting



Over the weekend I experienced total paralyzing fear simultaneously with uncontainable excitement and joy. Carolina Crafting contacted me several months ago-they were interested in doing a pod-cast show casing my folkart and featuring Paul's music. After months of planning it all came together this weekend.…





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Added by Tipper on November 18, 2008 at 11:38am — No Comments

Hiking In The Mountains



Lately the weather in Southern Appalachia has been spectacular. Cool crisp mornings-warm sunny afternoons. The sort of weather that beckons for a hike. One recent morning, the girls and I heeded the call.





We walked under a canopy of fall colors.





Along the way we: Explored an old barn,…



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Added by Tipper on November 13, 2008 at 12:01pm — No Comments

O Danny Boy



O Danny Boy is one of the most well known and beloved Irish Songs. It's what folks refer to as an "old standard". O Danny Boy is popular world wide-sung by famous vocalists as well as around the family piano-or guitar in my case.



As I researched the old song I discovered some interesting facts:



* While the tune is indeed Irish-the words were written in England

* There are varying opinions about the origin of the… Continue

Added by Tipper on November 9, 2008 at 11:30am — No Comments

Dried Apples



Each summer I can applesauce, apple butter, and apple jelly. This year I decided to give drying apples a try.



The easiest way by far is too use a food dehydrator-but I wanted to use the old simple way of drying the apples in the sun.





I lined my pans with parchment paper and covered my slices with cheese cloth-to keep the bugs off. It took several days (I took them in at night)… Continue

Added by Tipper on November 6, 2008 at 11:22am — No Comments

Appalachian Vocabulary Test



I recently came across some old vocabulary quizzes from an Appalachian Course I took in college, and thought it would be fun to test you as well!



1. addled

2. agg

3. aim

4. allow

5. anti-goglin

6. anty-over

7. arsh

8. ary

9. atter

10. aye gonnies





1. addled-crazy, dizzy, or dazed "After falling out of the tree, the boy was… Continue

Added by Tipper on November 4, 2008 at 10:19am — No Comments

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