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"A sphere is made up of not one, but an infinite number of circles; women have diverse gifts, and to say that women's sphere is the family circle is a mathematical absurdity."

Maria Mitchell 1818-1889
First Woman Astronomer in the United States and the First Woman
member of the American Academy of Arts and Science, Hall of Fame.

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IN THIS ISSUE:
WOMEN MAKING MUSIC

CALENDAR

6 jenna lindbo. life with an exclamation point
by marlisa mills

10 of kimchee and refrigerator magnets
by nancy werking poling

12 real women, real harmony, real fun!
by wendy bell

13 pandora: a poem
by beth browne

16 for lack of the music gene
by nancy werking poling

20 living simply. spotlight on laura michaels
by peggy ratusz

24 don’t lock your knees
by katie damien

26 songkeeper resonates with sacred spaces
by beverly molander

32 kelle olwyler: is a paradox a good thing? yes and no... or, yes.
by jonna rae bartges

36 surrender: a poem
by kelle olwyler

39 peace choir: a poem
by annelinde metzner

40 rising appalachia: how they became the herb festival music queens
by lee warren

42 it’s all about the melody coming from your business
by saralyn collins

44 artist-healers bring holistic vision to wnc mountains
by chris blake of toe river arts council


IN EACH ISSUE

4 Meet Our Advertisers: kathy hendricks of Country Places Realty

14 comicomedy
by lavinia plonka

18 Common Sense Approaches to Women’s Health:
getting healthy before getting pregnant
by maureen h. mcdonnell, rn

30 Hire This Gal:
this month meet Susie Zuerner
by jane falter

37 16 tips to getting healthy before getting pregnant

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