by Jackie Morris, syndicated from dumbofeather.com in the Daily Good
“It had come to our attention that words were slipping out from the mouths and the minds of children, but it was only once the book was complete and beginning to make its way out into the world that this really hit home. In a class full of children I asked who knew what a wren was. Wren, that small brown bird, feathers small as splinters with a sharp song so loud that threads its way through hedges in parks and gardens. Not one. Not even the teacher. An absence of knowledge.” Award-winning writer and illustrator Jackie Morris shares more. CLICK TO CONTINUE
If men take more risks than women, it’s not because of biology.
By Cordelia Fine
MOUNTAIN TRUE Raleigh Report Yearly Wrap Up: The Budget, Wins for the Environment and Looking Ahead to 2020
It’s been a strange year at the North Carolina General Assembly.
There have been lots of votes – and vetoes – on various budget bills, but no final state budget. There was just a smattering of problematic environmental bills, the worst of which either didn’t pass or were defanged before becoming law.
What do we want to flourish in our community?
As my long-time readers know, my critiques of institutions are always balanced (or perhaps outweighed) by writing about the transformative work being done daily in our community. Below is some of what I’m rooting for at the moment, in absolutely no particular order. May abundant resources flow to every one of the groups working towards these visions. CONTINUE READING
Dear Readers, I have given this blog post of Ami’s prime position this week because I think it’s extraordinary, and important to our community. Jean
A Viral List of Hundreds of Opportunities for Artists, Compiled by One Person to Encourage Community
By Sarah Rose Sharp in Hyperallergic
Everest Pipkin has made public their “Big Artist Opportunities List” — a collection of over 400 opportunities for artists across the globe.
With the overwhelming reality that artists are expected to somehow maintain a practice, store and ship work, support their scene, self-promote, manage open accounts with galleries — all generally on spec, at least starting out — plus do whatever it takes to pay their bills, who has the time or bandwidth to keep track of opportunities to further one’s practice?
By John P. Weiss in Medium
“Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have. Make the Now the primary focus of your life.” -Eckhart Tolle
hen I was thirteen years old my Dad had a heart attack in front of me. I was in the living room watching TV with my mother. Dad was across from us in his easy chair reading a history book.
I remember going to the kitchen to get something to drink and my mother screamed, “Johnny, come quickly! Daddy’s not feeling well.” The urgency in her voice frightened me. I ran to the living room and saw my father’s perspired face. “I think it’s my heart,” he said. CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE
by Kristen Richardson
The debutante ritual flourished roughly from 1780 to 1914—beginning with the first debutante ball in London and ending with the outbreak of World War I. During these years, Great Britain became the dominant power in the West, and its culture spread outward from the fashionable capital of London to provincial cities in Britain and eventually to its far-flung colonies.
By Kay Bolden in Medium
After a week of cool but unusually sunny weather in southern Scotland, I arrived in Fort William, ready to tackle an easy trail on Ben Nevis. I needed to get my first lungful of Highland air, and stock supplies for the next 7 days of hiking the Great Glen Way.
Now in its 20th season, Pan Harmonia offers a mosaic of concerts, community outreach and educational residencies and enjoys taking its music out of the concert hall and into spaces all around the community — from art galleries and historic churches to prisons and homeless shelters. Its musicians believe in social justice through arts access and enjoy bringing high-quality performances to audiences of all ages and socioeconomic strata. Directed by flutist Kate Steinbeck, Asheville, NC’s award-winning chamber music repertory company has been nationally recognized for its artistic excellence and creative vision.
One of the most significant barriers to economic prosperity for America’s lowest-income families is the lack of decent, accessible, and affordable homes. Research shows that when people have stable homes that they can afford, they are better able to find employment, achieve economic mobility, age in place, perform better in school, and maintain improved health.
One of the first photos you see in Renee Taylor’s delightful play about dieting is a black and white picture of her as a chubby kid in New York in the late 1940s. In hundreds of subsequent photos and videos, Taylor, the unforgettable mom of Fran Drescher in the hit TV series The Nanny, tells the story of her life and all the diets she has been on, real and crank, medical and fanciful. It’s about caloric food you can bake and a LOT of chocolate cake. CLICK TO CONTINUE
Heather Newton’s novel Under the Mercy Trees, winner of the Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award, is now available on audiobook from Dreamscape Media. Download it today on Libro.fm, Audible or your favorite audiobook platform.
Hi there – it’s me, your Hominy Creek Trash Trout. Some people call me TT for short. My job is to sit in the Hominy Creek and patrol for litter before it can reach the French Broad River. Did you know that I collected over 500 pounds or trash in the first 6 months of my life?
Hey y’all! As we move into the cozy winter months and we share food, community, and give gifts to our loved ones, I ask you think about Youth OUTright! We’re out here cultivating confidence, resilience, and compassion in the youth community and support young queer and trans leaders make the change they want for the world!
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While shopping for a new car, many people find themselves facing the same question: Should I buy or should I lease? To start moving toward an informed answer, first ask yourself “What do I want out of this vehicle, and how will I be using it?”
Author Denise Kiernan, Little Jumbo, and Malaprop’s Present a Monthly Literary Series
Asheville, NC–CRAFT, a new author conversation series conceived and hosted by New York Times bestselling author Denise Kiernan, kicks off at Asheville’s premier cocktail lounge Little Jumbo on January 26, 2020, at 3:00 pm. The series, held the last Sunday of each month, is co-sponsored by Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe and Little Jumbo.
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