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1. My Life in the Kentucky Mountains
The first time my new husband drove me up Big Hill Mountain into Jackson County, I cried. The view of those rugged mountains topped with dense forests touched an ancient chord in my heart and brain and I simply cried with joy. That day, I understood why my husband loved his mountains, and what so...
2. Things I've Learned, or, A Smile is My Umbrella
Travel & Places - Sat, 13 Sep 2014 13:32:36
I was a happy toddler with a sunny disposition. At least, that's what folks say who knew me then.
I learned early to defuse scary situations with a big, wide smile like my mom's and her father's. From my earliest memory, those smiles were reflected back at me whenever I creeped, crawled, or todd...
3. Favorite Family Recipes
Culture & Society - Sat, 13 Sep 2014 13:33:30
I come from a long line of good cooks. Grandma, Mom, and maternal aunts created magic for family gatherings or simply everyday meals.
Some of my most precious mementoes are recipe cards written in Mom or Grandma's handwriting. The cards are stained from decades of frequent use, but their writing...
4. Writer Michael Corrigan
Food & Cooking - Sat, 13 Sep 2014 13:32:12
In my days as a book reviewer, I discovered several writers whose style was memorable. None were famous, despite their obvious gifts. Michael Corrigan was one of my favorites, an Irishman blessed with a mercurial spirit. His writing can be poignant and powerful, mischievous and humorous, but alwa...
5. Laurel Johnson's Poetry
Books, Poetry & Writing - Sat, 13 Sep 2014 13:33:27
Why should anyone read Laurel Johnson's poetry? That question has been asked often since I became a published author and the answer is simple. Anyone interested in discovering the real Laurel Johnson will find that information in my poetry.
I started writing poetry in childhood at Mother's sugge...
6. Carol's Alzheimer's Journey
Books, Poetry & Writing - Sat, 13 Sep 2014 13:32:10
When my Aunt Carol died in 2011 in the late stages of Alzheimer's, my memories of her were fond ones. She'd been my staunch supporter and encourager for as long as I could remember. Carol Clark became a presence in my life when I was a toddler, when she and Uncle Don were courting. Her gentle voi...
7. My Life as a Writer
Healthy Living - Sat, 13 Sep 2014 13:34:45
....can be fun sometimes, but not always what it's cracked up to be. I started writing a couple decades ago but my first book was not published until 2001. The writing process is like having a difficult and time-consuming, full time, unpaid job. You need an inspired idea and to figure out a frame...
8. Economy lessons from Esther and Herb
Books, Poetry & Writing - Sat, 13 Sep 2014 13:32:12
We raised five children during the tough economic time of the 1920s and 1930s when jobs were scarce and money hard to come by. Our family could not have survived economically without fresh garden veggies in season and the things I canned for winter. Gardening and canning were hard work, but we we...
9. Christmas 1916
Culture & Society - Sat, 13 Sep 2014 04:44:36
Herb Ford and Esther Clara Sanow wanted to get married and start a life together, and they wanted to be man and wife before Christmas. They had two strikes against them from the start:
Herb was working as a farm hand and didn't have much money.
Esther's pa forbid her marrying a poor man.
10. Laurel's Heroes
Holidays & Celebrations - Sat, 13 Sep 2014 04:42:27
I grew up in poverty, surrounded by people who encouraged me to work hard and keep my feet firmly planted on terra firma while reaching for the stars. Not one of my heroes ever smothered my dreams and hopes. Their wish for me was to have peace, love, light, and laughter in my life and they focuse...
11. Laurel's Heroes, Part 2
Culture & Society - Sat, 13 Sep 2014 13:34:44
Since the impact of my heroes did not end when I was a toddler, I wanted readers to have the rest of their story.
I've memorialized my heroes in poems and books, blogged about them, created lenses dedicated to them on Squidoo.
Maybe I'm beginning to sound like a broken record but that's OK. My ...
12. Friends of the Heart
Culture & Society - Sat, 13 Sep 2014 13:34:45
I'm blessed with friendships of the truest kind. Looking back on every transition or trauma in life, at least one friend was there lending support.
Whatever I need, whenever I need it, friends swoop in to prop me up or help me celebrate.
This is my paean to the friends who love me. All are impo...
13. Friends of the Heart Part Two
Culture & Society - Sat, 13 Sep 2014 13:32:16
Only death can separate me from my friends, and even then they are never far from me.
Friends brighten and expand my world.
My original friendship lens featured long time friends, some going back fifty years or more. This second friendship lens features people I've met in recent years but who s...
14. Author T.M. Hunter
Culture & Society - Sat, 13 Sep 2014 13:32:16
I've never been a sci fi fan, but reading this book by T.M. Hunter changed that. The book fascinated me, especially the main character Aston West. Aston is an anti hero, a self-effacing space scavenger with a wry sense of humor. His love of Vladirian liquor and relationship with Jeanie -- a femal...
15. Marshall Thomas, Author
Books, Poetry & Writing - Sat, 13 Sep 2014 13:31:21
A few years ago, Marshall Thomas's publisher asked me to review his first sci fi book, Soldier of the Legion. I wasn't a fan of sci fi books at the time, but was hooked before completing the first chapter.
All six of Thomas's Legion series books have been on the Amazon Kindle best seller list. N...
16. May Day Memories
Books, Poetry & Writing - Sat, 13 Sep 2014 13:32:32
YOU ARE AS WELCOME AS THE FLOWERS IN MAY. Charles Macklin
That was Mom's philosophy when we were kids growing up. She believed May Day was a special time and that our friends, family, and everyone in our neighborhood should have a May Basket. That was her way of welcoming Spring, and of bringing...
17. Dissociative Disorder & Me
Holidays & Celebrations - Sat, 13 Sep 2014 13:32:17
Large chunks of time were lost to me. In church or work related meetings, I wondered where I was and how I got there. While washing dishes and looking out my kitchen window, everything seemed unfamiliar. Familiar people looked like strangers to me, and places I knew well blurred eerily into stran...
18. Christina Pacosz
Healthy Living - Sat, 13 Sep 2014 13:31:21
I first learned of Christina Pacosz and her poetry in 2004. I remember asking her to send me copies of everything available in book or chapbook form so I could review them.
When prose or poetry is excellent, in my opinion, I often say it stuns me to silence. Sometimes I can't continue readi...
19. Homelessness in America
Books, Poetry & Writing - Sat, 13 Sep 2014 16:52:07
What if the cupboards are bare and you don't even have a cupboard or a house any more? Do you hit the soup kitchen? Hope the nearest homeless shelter has a bed? What if you have children and can't put a roof over their heads or food in their stomachs? What do you do? Until a cold November...
20. Topics That Make Me Say "Hmmmm..."
Culture & Society - Sat, 13 Sep 2014 04:40:31
This is a departure from my usual lens topics. But a few things in life make me curious and I wonder if anyone else feels the same.
My life philosophy is to think the best of everyone, to treasure my family and friends, and to be thankful for my blessings. That philosophy, however, does not stop...
21. My Sand Hills Cranes Experience
Culture & Society - Sat, 13 Sep 2014 04:40:33
Sand Hill Cranes are an ancient breed, on Earth for 60 million years. They've remained virtually unchanged for the last 9 million years.
Since the Platte River Basin in Nebraska was formed about 10,000 years ago, cranes have stopped there for several weeks in early spring to rest and feed during...
Pets & Animals - Sat, 13 Sep 2014 04:40:34
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