There is an Appalachian word that been on my mind all day - Airish. You might hear one of the locals say, "Hit's kinda airish today." What they mean is the air feels lighter, not as much humidity or heaviness to it. They say it[..]
One of my morning routines is listening to The Daily podcast from the New York Times. I listen as I get ready for the day. I always learn something new and it helps me keep abreast of the world. I, like you, rarely read an[..]
To wish Donald Trump success is to teach boys and girls the world over that bullying is perfectly acceptable behavior. So, go, be a bully. Bullies are winners. To wish Donald Trump success is to teach boys and girls the world over that the[..]
Author/Journalist Karen Spears Zacharias is a Georgia native and a Gold Star daughter. Her work has been featured in the Washington Post, New York Times, CNN, National Public Radio, and Good Morning America. Her debut novel, Mother of Rain (Mercer University Press), received the Weatherford Award for Best in Appalachian Fiction from Berea College and was adapted for the stage by Georgia's Historic State Theater, The Springer. She and her husband make their home in Deschutes County, Oregon.
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