Tag: books

  • Wayward Girls

    Wayward Girls

      The thing I love most about writing is the thing I love most about being a reader: Being transported to another time and place, meeting new people and becoming engaged in their world. A movie might do that for an hour or two, but[..]
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  • The Ambassador of Goodwill

    The Ambassador of Goodwill

    [caption id="attachment_5706" align="aligncenter" width="345"] Ned & me in Portland following a surgery he had undergone a few years back.[/caption] We met on plane somewhere over the Pacific. Or maybe it was the South China Sea. I don't know for sure, given it was pitch dark[..]
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  • How to identify Systemic Racism

    How to identify Systemic Racism

    Editor's Note: We continue to feature the voices of Blacks during this decisive time in our nation's history. We are fortunate yet again to feature the voice of Ralph Mitchell. Ralph is a veteran, a Lt. Col. in the U.S. Army Reserves. He is CEO[..]
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  • Burning Libraries

    Burning Libraries

    When author Susan Orlean sat out to write her latest book - The Library Book - she typed in libraries burned into the search bar. She was surprised to find that Wikipedia had a whole list on libraries that had been destroyed with intent. The most[..]
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  • Prayers of a Decade

    Prayers of a Decade

    “I have been in Sorrow’s kitchen and licked out all the pots. Then I have stood on the peaky mountain wrapped in rainbows, with a harp and sword in my hands.” ~ Zora Neale Hurston There was a time when I took decades for granted. They[..]
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  • My Friend Bob

    My Friend Bob

    Bob Hollis was my friend. We first met at Navarre United Methodist Church in Florida. He had read a book I'd written titled Will Jesus Buy Me a Doublewide? (Zondervan) and may have encouraged his pastor to read it as well. I received an invitation[..]
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  • Sisters Festival of Books- Paulina Springs Books

    Sisters Festival of Books- Paulina Springs Books

    When: Oct 18-20th Where: Paulina Springs Books, 252 W Hood Avenue, Sisters, Oregon  Karen will join with 40 authors from across the country for the debut of the Sisters Festival of Books. Mark your calendar now and join us for this weekend of storytellers swapping[..]
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  • Painted Sky Center for the Arts, Canyon City

    Painted Sky Center for the Arts, Canyon City

    When: Thursday, Oct 10th, 5:30 p.m. Where: Painted Sky Center for the Arts, 120 S. Washington Street, Canyon City, Or Join Karen as she shares the inspiration for her Appalachian series  - Mother of Rain, Burdy, and Christian Bend.  How does one make the leap[..]
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  • When You Are Not a Famous Author

    When You Are Not a Famous Author

    I was in Seattle this weekend. Sunny Seattle. There wasn't one speck of snow on the ground. Flowers were blooming. It was blissful. Only I wasn't really in Seattle. I was in a suburb of Seattle. Once you get past Olympia, it is all Microsoft[..]
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