Clicks & Clucks

 

Taking a Curative

Graduate-level writing instruction fired my imagination, while real-life actual intellectual discussion about the craft of writing…discussion with egos, politics, and the minutiae of daily responsibilities held in suspense for just a few days amongst a community of authors–this is the stuff new years are made of!

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Cold Snap Kumquat Quandary

We have a “Cold Snap Kumquat Quandary.” It’s going to freeze here in Lower Alabama. It’s going to freeze! When you live on a farm and you have a bunch of critters to care for, this gets pretty serious. Like Ned Stark would say if he was from around here…”Winter is coming, y’all.”

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Midnight Drear, Midnight Clear

Christmas should be merry and bright, a celebration of wonder and joy. Christmas has its dark side, too. In the Victorian tradition of scary ghost stories and tales of the glories of Christmases long, long ago, take a peek into the real-life terrors of Christmas Past.

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Rocky Rates It: Leaving Home by Garrison Keillor

From the lakes of Minnesota to the shores of Coastal Alabama, Garrison Keillor delivers his often wry and understated humor. Even with a limited knowledge of the famed Prairie Home Companion, for better or worse, this book of compiled radio monologues offers up some jewels.

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The Case of the Missing Cow

Princess Buttercup, one of our two new heifers, disappeared without a trace the other day. We have only had a cow go missing once before. We were hoping a disappearing cow would remain a once in a lifetime experience.  Really, what are the odds?  

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