Georgia: On My Mind "Eagle Creek"

Eagle Creek defined my world when I was a child. It divided our land into the home place on one side and “the farm across the creek” on the other. The rows of bony sycamores that grew along its banks stood like sentinels guarding the horizon we saw from our kitchen window. At the nearby Natlee bridge, we crossed the creek several times a day to go to school, the store, or to church. Even when I visited communities in neighboring counties, I would bump into my Eagle Creek, watching me.

Georgia: On My Mind - "Elvis Is Dead And I Don't Feel So Good Myself"

January 8, 2011

Georgia: On My Mind - The Kentucky River in Owen County

Georgia: On My Mind - Skin-deep Beauty

January 6, 2010

"I'm tired of all this nonsense about beauty being skin deep.   That's deep enough. What do you want, an adorable pancreas?" – Jean Kerr

Well, I went to the dermatologist this week. The good news is that I don’t have skin cancer. The bad news is that my skin looks as old as it is and there’s not a thing I can do about it, the doctor says. 

Funding for elderly programs

A group called the Kentucky For Nursing Home Reform as sent a letter to Gov. Steve Beshear asking him to raise the state sales tax from 6 percent to 7 percent and earmark that extra money for expanded programs and funding for the elderly.

Although it would be tough to find any reasons not to support the elderly and nursing home reforms, that's a pretty big hunk of cash to ask for.

Georgia: On My Mind - The Past Is Never Dead

“The past is never dead. It’s not even past.”William Faulkner in Requiem for a Nun.

Today marks the 20th anniversary of my father’s death. It’s hard to believe that he’s been gone for almost a third of my life because I hear his voice inside my head every day.

Georgia: On My Mind - Taboo

January 4, 2010

The word was stew. I pitched Ernie the perfect clue: Dinty Moore. Sigh. He thought I said Demi Moore and shouted back, “Naked!”

Then there was the time my daughter Georgeann and I were partners.  False teeth was the answer I needed to pull from her so I said, “something old people have.” “Cadillacs!” she said without missing a beat.

Georgia: On My Mind - Talking to Myself

January 3, 2010

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I still hate the word "blog."

Maybe I'm old school but as a writer, I think we have plenty of nice, usable words to describe this kind of communication.

The word "blog" was created when someone smashed the words "web" and "log" together.

It could have be called "dog" mixing up "digital" and "log" or maybe "wiary" for "web" and "diary."

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