The Village Blog

Playing in the Paint Box

Thanks to all of you who have lovingly expressed your concern with the font colors.  I am playing around with all that as I re-engage with my own personal blogosphere. Heaven only knows what you may encounter next. Many thanks! ...
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The Mote of History: Dusting as We Go

I volunteered for a few hours today at a local historic home, the Smith-McDowell House. It is set up with rooms indicative of the history of the family—a local and prominent one—and they decorate lavishly for Christmas. My young friend ...
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The Land Grows Cold

I am home from the road. For now. The grounding of my life is the land here in the southern highlands of the old Appalachian mountains but the road is always tempting me to go farther, to travel more, to ...
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Setting of the Sun–a Harvest Lament

Sowing in the morning, sowing seeds of kindness, Sowing in the noontide and the dewy eve; Waiting for the harvest, and the time of reaping, We shall come rejoicing, bringing in the sheaves. Refrain: Bringing in the sheaves, bringing in ...
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What I’ll Be Doing For The Rest of the Year

o dear... So...today I had brunch with my friends Mia and John, and my work-wife, Star.  Mia asked me if I had posted where I'll be appearing for the rest of the year and I looked at her blankly. Recovering ...
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Something Big A-Rolling

into the woods Yesterday, early in the morning, before the sun was rising, I had an odd feeling that I couldn't quite peg.  I went to Facebook with one of my all-purpose advice balls and got an overwhelming response from ...
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The New Book

This is a drive-by posting--there may be more later today. I've just returned from an intense weekend at Blue Ridge Beltane and am both relaxing and catching up today. I've created a Facebook page for all things Embracing Willendorf.  Click ...
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Whither then? I Cannot Say

The books have arrived.  I have three boxes of "Embracing Willendorf" that constitute the pre-publication sales (thanks to all who did that--it's really helpful). I have a bunch of labels and a couple of good pens and will spend the ...
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Embracing Willendorf–Free Willi!

Aiaiaiai! The proof for my new book--Embracing Willendorf--has been in my hands since Monday evening and the first bulk order has been placed by the publisher, Smith Bridge Press. You can order it through the publisher's website, by clicking on ...
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My Wandering Uterus

Was it only yesterday that we were riffing on Facebook about a very interesting story about the mediaeval and Victorian idea of the wandering uterus?  I remarked that "My Wandering Uterus" would be a grand name for a band or ...
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What I Do When I’m Not Here

This past weekend was full and rather glorious. I am feeling quite full of myself and am in danger of getting The Big Head. (You Southerners will understand that.) It started with an interview on the podcast The Desperate House ...
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Spinning. A Bit.

Gosh, I wish this was about me spinning all that pretty wool into yarn.  Yeah, all that wool in the bag just over there--wool that came from my sheep-friend, Monkey Boy.  Well, maybe it did. It's been in that bag ...
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