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“Beginnings are always messy.”

Quote by John Galsworth I got the call about two weeks ago. Though I had a master’s degree (in English and creative writing), I hadn’t had much luck getting interviews with the local community colleges. After a while I decided that I would just work on getting a master of... Read More

Learning Literature

I have a confession to make. I haven’t read much American Literature. There. I said it. Beyond what I had to read in college and, of course, modern fiction which can’t quite be called literature, I’ve avoided reading large quantities of the American authors with the possible exception of Poe.... Read More

Packing Light

Tomorrow Malck and I (and my mom) are leaving for a two-week trip with a round trip distance of 2,700 miles. We are driving, and I have a comfortable SUV, so I could pack the car full and take just about anything. But, I’m not going to. First of all,... Read More

Traveling with Dogs

Malck and I recently finished a 479 mile road trip! We traveled from Raeford, NC to Hendersonville, NC to pick up one of the dogs that the rescue we volunteer with adopted out a year or so ago. Poor Pepper (f/k/a Bonnie) was picked up in the Pisgah National Forest... Read More

Meet Malck

A friend and I recently took our respective children to see a movie one hot summer afternoon. Being in North Carolina, the temperature soared and we enjoyed the chill of the theater mixed with the sweet and salty snacks and popcorn. On our way back to the car we heard... Read More