Monthly Archives: July 2004

White Trash Grace: Chapter Four

| By Sally Duryea | The night Skippy changed her tune was the night Sonny had her epiphany. It was actually early morning, just as the lights of the Mary faded into the dawn. Skippy was still going. The radio …

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Mothers of Invention

The following is an introduction to a new writer and a new column. Sandy McCall is a non-expert who has tackled numerous remodeling and repair projects around her home. Her expertise, if you will, is her willingness to imagine, take …

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The Journey of River Chickadee, Chapter Five

| By Robin Brown | January 31st, 2004. My Journey from Fairbanks, Alaska, to Asheville, NC. This is the evening of the fourth day. It sounds sort of like the creation story in Genesis. Really, it is a creation story; …

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Letting Go & Moving On: Business Transitions

| By Paula O’Hara | For most entrepreneurs, the business is not just a job; it is an ever-evolving process as well as a possession with high value. It is not a surprise that entrepreneurs have a hard time letting …

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Netiquette: Minding Your Ps and Qs on the Internet

| By Julie Savage Parker | Did you know that the US Congress has just passed a law that will require you to be licensed before you can send or receive email? You will have to pass a written test …

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The Magical World of Lisa Sturz

| By Kerry Lee Daniel | Magic happens in these mountains. I witnessed it myself, became a part of it that day fingers of fog stroked treetops while the sun peeked through branches wet with dew. As I turned the …

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The Salt of the Earth: Selina Delangre and the Grain & Salt Society

| By Julie Savage Parker | I first heard of The Grain & Salt Society® shortly after I moved to Western North Carolina in 1997 when I was introduced to their Celtic Sea Salt®. Like many converts, when I switched …

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Funny, Isn’t It?

A while back, I had one of those very bad/very good days. The bad part was that I had oral surgery. The periodontist cut a slab of tissue from the roof of my mouth and stitched it over my gums …

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Dances With Muses: The Artistry of Nicole Jobin

| By Julie Savage Parker | “If music be the food of love, play on.” Twelfth Night (I,i), William Shakespeare It is the confluence of music, food, and love that feeds the spirit of Nicole Jobin. It is her music …

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CosmiComedy: I’m Expanding

I’m expanding. There’s no doubt of it. A couple of my small gardens have grown to the point of almost meeting. There’s a silly patch of grass and relentless mint in between, and the whole mess needs a fence. Of …

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Cheri Britton: The Perfection of Inperfection

| By Melissa Stanz | Professional speaker, facilitator, coach, HIV trainer and counselor, mom, wife… not in priority order. That depends on the moment. Cheri Britton is all of these and at least one more. She is one of the …

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Book Review: “Better Homes and Husbands” by Valerie Ann Leff

| By Peggy Millin | In Better Homes and Husbands, her debut novel, Asheville resident Valerie Ann Leff gives us a front-row ticket to the drama that is daily life for New York City’s rich and famous. Her book chronicles …

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