Mothers & Mental Illness

My childhood girlfriend was institutionalized following the birth of her first-born. Here she was, ten years later, in the third-trimester of her second pregnancy, talking out of her head again. We were having one of our catch-up phone calls. She from her home in Georgia. Me from my home in Oregon. “I know what the [Read More…]

Dolly Pardon at Pine Mountain

Dolly Pardon joined us at The French Market in Pine Mountain and urged everyone to pick up a copy of MOTHER OF RAIN and THE STORYCATCHER.                   [Read more…]

A Conversation with Mountain Women

If Mee-Maw was the one you loved nearly better than Jesus, if you are familiar with Black Mountain or Sapelo Island, if you’ve ever been pearling on the river, or stood under the shower of a waterfall in the Smokies, or if you’ve ever had an encounter with a ghost or a Melungeon, then don’t [Read More…]


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