Monthly Archives: December 2016

Elders Wanted

Friday (12/30) I listened to the final Diane Rehm show. It was a rerun of a 2013 show, her last interview with the remarkable and beloved poet and activist Maya Angelou. I heard Dr. Angelou speak at the convocation center at Appalachian … Continue reading

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Write On!

Hooray for writing assignments! They give us focus and also pay a few bills! They also hinder the ability to write meaningful blog posts! In a minute I am going to cut it out with all these exclamation points!! But, seriously, … Continue reading

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Melissa Reaves Lights It Up

Some people just throw off sparks, and Melissa Reaves is one of them. Last Friday (12/16) was her 15th annual Holiday Show, this year billed as the “Christmastime Juke Joint Blues Extravaganza.” The legendary event takes place every year in a … Continue reading

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The Hesitation Waltz

Now comes the time of faltering. Of lost momentum. Old fears and insecurities creep in. This is the Dance of Doubt as I wonder: am I really up to this journey? My rational mind tells me my current stage of questioning is … Continue reading

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The Light Bearer

Tomorrow, December 13th, is “Lucia Day.” Lucia, or St. Lucy (from the Latin lux, meaning light), was known in ancient times as the bearer of light, and her festival day coincided with the Julian calendar’s observation of the winter solstice, the … Continue reading

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