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When I Think About Giving Up Writing

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by Teri Vlassopoulos in Catapult Magazine

I was happy raising my kid, living my life without worrying about writing.
 

We’re two years into my daughter’s life and we still don’t quite have a bedtime routine. It skips around depending on so many variables, and while she’s a good sleeper once she’s actually asleep, getting there is more of a process than a routine. Often by the time she’s out, I am too, having drifted off in the dark along with her.  


Leprechauns at the Gate! and N. C. Medicaid expansion

 

 

 

 

Written by Jane Edwards

What happened: When NC Gov. Roy Cooper took over the governor’s office on Jan. 1, he declared his intent to move ahead with Medicaid expansion as a first big policy initiative for NC.   Obama was still in office, so Federal health officials promised to give the state’s expansion request a speedy review – mindful of Trump’s and the Republican-controlled Congress eagerness to pull the plug on Obama’s entire approach to health care reform in which a larger role for Medicaid is a key component.


WHAT DO YOU THINK? Now’s the Time

 

Written by Jane Edwards

To begin with the obvious: the Honorable Judge Neil McGill Gorsuch is going to be the next Associate Justice of the United State Supreme Court. No amount of senatorial bloviation is going to alter that fact. Two reasons: One, the 115th Congress is controlled by Republicans, and, two, Mike Pence is the Vice President. 

The House Democrats should be encouraged to not waste time and energy “tilting at windmills,” so to speak. Let it go.


Dry Ridge Inn Bed & Breakfast

 

a city and experience that will steal your heart…

First time in a bed and breakfast?
First time visiting the Asheville area? You’re in luck either way. The bed and breakfast experience at the Dry Ridge Inn is far richer than staying in a motel by the highway. You’ll be greeted by your hosts, innkeepers Howard and Kristen Dusenbery, who will help you settle in your room.  Click here for Inn Rooms and Booking

 


CREATING A HEALTHIER COMMUNITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Hendersonville, NC)….9 March 2017…. The Free Clinics invites our community to join our HealthWays team and help make Henderson and Polk Counties healthier places to live, work and play.  HealthWays is a new pilot site of Microclinics International that improves community health by building on the premise that healthy living is contagious. HealthWays will create a local model of “viral health” building upon existing social networks of friends, families, neighbors, and colleagues and nurturing dynamic peer-to-peer learning and support.


  62 Million Reasons I’m Not the Same Anymore by John Pavlovitz

 

Some people tell me that I’ve changed, that I’ve become more confrontational and irritable, that I am less tolerant of disagreement now. They say that I seem angrier, that I’m more political. They tell me that I’m not the gentle, loving soul I once was and they regularly click their tongues against the roof of their mouths in judgment, lamenting the person they say I used to be.


Rand Paul’s AHA – a disaster fueled by pride

 

 

 

 

Written by Jane Edwards

Rand Paul’s AHA is not a suitable replacement for the Affordable Care Act. His is an act of desperation that will harm millions of people who will become uninsured if it passes.  It only benefits the wealthy. Coverage won’t be better. Insurance won’t be cheaper. This proposed law is a disaster in the making.


*Penland School of Crafts

Looking Ahead   Spring and Summer Workshops – Spring and summer enrollment is open, with space available in nearly 100 Penland workshops.Registration is first-come, first-served.

32nd Annual Penland Benefit Auction – Online registration is open for this year’s annual auction. Join us under the tent August 11-12 for a celebration of craft featuring artists Vivian Beer, Cynthia Bringle, Edwina Bringle, and more.


12 Bones Smokehouse – River Arts District and Sweeten Creek Rd.

  

 

 

 

 

Located in the River Arts District in Asheville at 5 Foundy Street (next to the Wedge) and  at 2578 Sweeten Creek Rd. of Arden, NC, 12 Bones Smokehouse is casual and laid-back, serving up a tasty lunch/early dinner with take-out service available 4pm-6pm. We serve a wide range of smoked meats as well as seafood, vegetarian items and great sides. Catering  – call 606-1395


Asheville City Market Announces New Downtown Location Opening April 1

Asheville’s premier downtown farmers market opens on North Market Street on April 1

Asheville City Market, one of the region’s vibrant farmers markets, is moving to a new, street-closed location in downtown Asheville. Starting on April 1, Asheville City Market will be open on North Market Street, between Woodfin Street and East Walnut Street, where shoppers can enjoy open-air shopping for goods offered by local farmers, craftspeople, bakers, and other vendors.


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