Tag: GEORGIA

  • About Hillbilly Elegy & Those Who Champion Us

    About Hillbilly Elegy & Those Who Champion Us

      [caption id="attachment_2870" align="aligncenter" width="919"] Photo by Sue Counts[/caption] I've been reading the book that everyone was talking about six months ago - Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance. It has been touted as an insightful book about Appalachia and more specifically about the people who voted Donald[..]
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  • Stories Behind the Story

    Stories Behind the Story

      There was that moment, (you knew there would be one, didn't you?), when Kimberly Faith Hickman, the insightful and masterful director of MOTHER OF RAIN, took me by the hand after the show and said, "You have to hear this story." This was on[..]
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  • Witnessing the Sacred

    Witnessing the Sacred

          There is this place in Oregon, along the Columbia River Gorge, where a person can walk behind the waterfall. Horsetail Falls is one of the most scenic of Oregon's waterfalls. Not nearly as popular as the grandiose Multnomah Falls, it offers an[..]
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  • In the Image of God

    In the Image of God

    My son called me from Winslow, Arizona. It’s one of several stops he’s making this week as he winds his way from Oregon to Georgia. He’s doing the reverse migration that his momma made. Stephan, who has grown up in Oregon, has accepted at job[..]
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  • Worth the Intending

    Worth the Intending

    His name is Caleb Doyle. He lives in Jacksonville, Oregon, a charming historic town that you would never just happen upon, you have to be intending to go there. But if you are wondering, it's worth the intending. You'll have to go soon, though, if[..]
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  • About that Redneck Militia

    About that Redneck Militia

    Here's what the rest of the nation doesn't understand about Oregon and the way Oregonians handle things - they are a very tolerant lot.  Not a self-righteous bone in the whole lot of them. Seriously. Nothing ruffles their feathers, unless it's an Endangered Spotted Owl,[..]
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  • Fiddleheads: Giveaway

    Fiddleheads: Giveaway

    This is no joke. It's time to register for the giveaway from Fiddleheads. All you have to do is leave your name. I'll select a winner in the next week and Fiddleheads will ship you something fabulous. Maybe one of their bunnies. Or some of[..]
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  • Fiddleheads: Giveaway

    Fiddleheads: Giveaway

      You may or may not have heard that I have a new book coming out later this year from Mercer University Press: BURDY. It is the sequel to MOTHER OF RAIN. You definitely will want to read MOTHER OF RAIN before reading BURDY. There will[..]
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  • Proud to be Trailer-Bred

    Proud to be Trailer-Bred

        Several years ago, while I was speaking at Village Books in Bellingham, Washington, a lovely woman approached me.  She didn't give me her name at first but she said we knew each other. Don't you remember me? she asked. I studied her face[..]
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