Writing

Nevin’s Gift

“Nevin’s Gift” was published in Appalachian Heritage in August 1997. When I wrote it, I was thinking of the story of my grandfather’s parents–my grandfather told us how his father left the mountains of eastern Tennessee to travel over to Hot Springs, telling his family he was going to find ‘the prettiest girl there’ and marry her. This isn’t their story, exactly, but it has elements of the time and place…enjoy!

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Gomming and Yowing: 2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys (their description of themselves–not mine!) prepared a 2012 annual report for my blog Gomming & Yowing. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 2,900 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, […]

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