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The Daily Grace
The Daily Grace
the dear deer

the dear deer

WE'VE RETREATED to this spot in the Western North Carolina mountains for five years now, and this is the first time we've been here at the peak of leaf season. Every view takes your breath, and as the sun moves across the sky, each scene is constantly changing. It has...

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Thank you, Jerry Seinfeld.

Thank you, Jerry Seinfeld.

HE WAS ON 60 Minutes Sunday night, something you no doubt know if in your house you love Jerry Seinfeld the way we love him in ours. He was smart, sharp, funny. Then into the conversation a bit, Jon Wertheim asked Jerry if, when the New York Mets franchise was for...

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H(art) to H(art)

H(art) to H(art)

IN EARLIER DAYS of COVID, I wrote about returning to your instincts as a way to cope with the stress of such an unprecedented time. I wasn't thinking of it in exactly that way when first it happened to me. I just did what came naturally when reduced to a more...

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Cathy Rigg 

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Cathy Rigg Monetti is a writer and maker with far more interests than she has time. Born and raised in Virginia’s Appalachian Mountains, she is currently writing a novel, a work of historical fiction set there and centered around five people whose lives intersect during the tumultuous years of the Civil War.

“Ultimately, we are all just walking each other home.”

Ram Dass

“We see trees. What more do we need?”

Maira Kalman

“I’m just trying to matter.”

June Carter

“Perhaps home is not a place, but simply an irrevocable condition.”

James Baldwin

“Instructions for living a life. Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.”

Mary Oliver

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