Cold Tip Survival Guide

  There are reasons why people choose to live in the South. Sunshine and warmth being the primary ones. My Southern friends simply are not prepared for temperatures that dip below 50. Most of them don’t own long pants or a coat.  Their shoe closet is filled with multi-colored flip-flops. When they sing Toby Keith’s “I”m going to [Read More…]

A Day for the Animals

Story & Photos by Shelby Dee It started out with frustration. My car wouldn’t go. She has nearly 211,000 miles on her. I imagined terrible things. She’s never given me a day’s trouble in six years, and suddenly I had to accept a ride home from kind strangers. They’ve been coming to town for the [Read More…]

Borrowing Trouble

  by Shelby Dee   For two years, I refused to move to this mountain town. It’s too cold, I said. Winters are too long, I whined. But as the economy fell apart, this mountain town was the only town in the country I could find a job. That was three years ago. I assume [Read More…]