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    Lucy: Closure

    I stand in the growing dusk looking for the privy. I see it off to the side near a lean-to shed. A girl about my age waits at the door, and I walk over. “Evening,” I say and nod in respect, and she nods back, then faces the wooden door. Read more

    Oct 1, 2021

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  • Dahlonega’s Diving Bell

    Photo courtesy of Dahlonega-Lumpkin Chamber & Visitors Bureau

    Rescued From Oblivion

    Gold abounds in Dahlonega, Georgia. From the 1828 gold strike, the first major gold strike in America, to the present day, gold is still shining. Read more

    Oct 1, 2021

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    A Song Too Sad to Often Sing

    When Sam Mendes’s World War I movie, 1917, was released a couple of years ago, its breathtaking cinematography was much talked about. There was the fact it looked as if it had all been capture in one continuous, two-hour shot. Read more

    Aug 1, 2021

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  • The Walker Sisters

    A Sense of Place

    Not long ago I hiked to the Walker Sisters’ home in the Smokies and sat on the porch. It was an hour or so before dusk, my favorite time to arrive. At that time of day, I had the place to myself. Read more

    Aug 1, 2021

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  • The Enduring Allure of Log Cabins

    The Enduring Allure of Log Cabins

    Log cabins, deeply rooted in regional lore, and perhaps to a somewhat lesser degree in our views of the American past and folkways in general, have an enduring and endearing allure. Read more

    Aug 1, 2021

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    One Day With Clem

    In late October 2002, my husband Steve decided to make a Halloween scarecrow for our daughter Annie. At four, she was old enough to look forward to trick-or-treating and to appreciate the decorations at our home. Read more

    Aug 1, 2021

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  • Photo Essay, August 2021

    Photo Essay, August 2021

    Thank you to our many readers who submitted their favorite tree photos. If you haven’t recited a portion of the poem “Trees” by Joyce Kilmer, go look it up and enjoy. Read more

    Aug 1, 2021

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