Monthly Archives: May 2004

Can A Child Love More Than One Mother?

| By Elizabeth Trezise | The conversation started like this: “Hello. This is Kathy.” “Hi. My name is Elizabeth and I’m calling from North Carolina. I’m doing some research on my family history. Is this Kathy Walker?” “Yes, it is. …

Posted in Archive | Tagged , | Comments Off on Can A Child Love More Than One Mother?

What’s Wrong With This Picture?

| By Julie Savage Parker | What, indeed, is wrong with this picture? Is it not an image of rare beauty….a woman just about to give birth, in a moment of utter serenity? The lighting is beautiful, perfectly illuminating the …

Posted in Archive | Tagged | Comments Off on What’s Wrong With This Picture?

Embracing Willendorf, Chapter Ten: Hitting the Wall

| By Byron Ballard | There came a point where everyone was saying—you’ve lost more weight! Wow! and I hadn’t lost an ounce. I spent an entire month losing, gaining and re-losing the same four pounds. Up I’d go, down …

Posted in Archive | Tagged | Comments Off on Embracing Willendorf, Chapter Ten: Hitting the Wall

White Trash Grace, Chapter Two

| By Sally Duryea | See Chapter One here. Truth be told, Blue had dibbs on the trailer long before George died. The fact that it had found a new resting place on the sunset strip by the pond was …

Posted in Archive | Tagged | Comments Off on White Trash Grace, Chapter Two

What I Learned From My Mother

| By Peggy Tabor Millin and Friends | On March 6, six women gathered with me to write to prompts at a workshop entitled “Mother Time.” For one exercise, I gave the prompt “What I learned from my mother” and …

Posted in Archive | Tagged | Comments Off on What I Learned From My Mother

The Journey of River Chickadee, Chapter Three

| By Robin Brown | January 29th, 2004. Day Two of our Journey from Alaska to Western North Carolina. My puppy Kootenai and I wake to the sound of Uncle Paul in the kitchen. I hop out of bed and …

Posted in Archive | Tagged | Comments Off on The Journey of River Chickadee, Chapter Three

Mother

| By Robilee McIntyre | Mother lode, Mother tongue, Mother land, Mother Earth. Mother cell, Mother of invention, Mother ship. Mother-in-law, Mother house, Mother may I? Mother. The center of it all, the originator, the core of things. The core …

Posted in Archive | Tagged | Comments Off on Mother

Poetry: Grand Mother

| By Luna | Sprout queen Arousing nourishment With root water hands Grand Mother Frying fish in River bottum pans Dotting plates With colors of your land Burly men knocked elbows To bow at your table And you passed Those …

Posted in Archive | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Poetry: Grand Mother

The Night Garrison Keillor Sang Me A Song

| By Laurey Masterton | The first week of February was NOT a quiet week in Asheville, my adopted home town. Garrison Keillor and members of his Prairie Home Companion gang, came here on a Monday night to do a …

Posted in Archive | Tagged | Comments Off on The Night Garrison Keillor Sang Me A Song

Funny, Isn’t It?

Nature or nurture…that is the question… I was 21 when I birthed Corinne Elaine Charters. Married at 20, pregnant on the honeymoon, and scared to death that the coming birth might happen less than 9 months after the ceremony! This …

Posted in Archive | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Funny, Isn’t It?

The Exchange

| By Karen Lauritzen | Clarisse crossed the street and sensed dryness in her throat. She wished she’d had that second glass of iced tea with her lunch. The air held the burdensome weight of August and the afternoon was …

Posted in Archive | Tagged | Comments Off on The Exchange

Daisy, Daisy, Give me your answer do! I’m half crazy, All for the love of you!

| By Lisa Horak | I am not a born leader. I’d even go so far as to say I’m a card-carrying, dyed-in-the-wool follower. Give me a task and I’ll do it. But ask me to speak in front of …

Posted in Archive | Tagged | Comments Off on Daisy, Daisy, Give me your answer do! I’m half crazy, All for the love of you!

Proud Chicken

| By Sheila List | Chicken: Golden brown on top, rubbed with a little garlic and onion on the inside to give it flavor and seasoned with paprika to create a wonderful pungent smell. Occasional flakes of parsley float like …

Posted in Archive | Tagged | Comments Off on Proud Chicken

Change of a Dress

| By Kerry Lee Daniel | It was a rainy day in May, perfect for a garage sale. Too bad I didn’t have a garage. But I was moving and needed to get rid of a lot of things to …

Posted in Archive | Tagged | Comments Off on Change of a Dress