Tag Archives: Southern

On Tolerance and Toleration

Thinking ’bout the South THE LANGUAGE OF RESPECT My address says CA, but all I see from my writing desk these days are my old familiars, the mountains of NC. Given a continent’s remove from those parts, I speak of … Continue reading

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Shaggy and Nosy and Loud

Thinking about Writing FIELD WORK  A balmy Sunday afternoon. Bright sun. Cool air. I drive myself well out of town down a dusty road to a sheep farm. It features a modest farmhouse, not a mansion. Worn wooden fencing surrounded … Continue reading

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“Why I Live at the P.O.”

Thinking ’bout the South SOCIAL MEDIA: OLD SCHOOL Great New York Times article this morning on the vanishing of little post offices around this country. I was lucky enough to “come up,” as we say in the South, summering in a … Continue reading

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“Don’t It Always Seem to Go that you Don’t Know What You’ve Got…”

Thinking ’bout the South ON BEAUTY UNRECOGNIZED That’s my mom on the right with her sister Mary. Could you just die? Are we not so clearly in Florida, what with the vegetation and the pom-pom of blossoms in mom’s great … Continue reading

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The Soul of Patience

Thinking about Writing (and Painting) A NOVEL DELAYED I see how these blogs work now. I thought I’d do a quick post of thanks to those of you who are already in line for my novel, “Going to Solace,” because, … Continue reading

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Boiled Peanuts

Thinking ’bout the South SQUISHY AND WEIRD This picture makes me happy. I took it last Thanksgiving when I was in the Blue Ridge Mountains taking pictures of everything. Why? Because my novel takes place in the Blue Ridge on … Continue reading

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How do you solve…

…a problem like Amanda?   THOUGHTS ON A WRITER’S IDENTITY Hey, sports fans, I’m acutely aware that this is Blog Numero Uno. The Seed Blog. But I’m sorry to say, I can’t come up with a headline. I have no thesis statement. Amanda: she’s … Continue reading

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