Take Me Home, Country Roads

I just spent a spontaneous weekend at the farm because my Dad is having some health issues. It’s tough, seeing my once invincible father age and face challenges that I’d give almost anything to spare him. But I was blessed to be able to go home and put my arms around his neck and tellContinue reading “Take Me Home, Country Roads”

Appalachian Thursday–Dogs That Live Forever

Thistle is four now, which means my sweet Sammy has been gone for more than six years. But like any good, mountain dog, he’s taken on a certain mythological quality. That’s what we do with our dogs in Appalachia–we mourn them and then we tell their stories so that they do, indeed, live as longContinue reading “Appalachian Thursday–Dogs That Live Forever”