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The Daily Grace
The Daily Grace
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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Feathers All Around

Feathers All Around

IT HAS BEEN a long time since I have experienced such a surround of feathers. Unexpected though they always are, it is a phenomenon that began for me in 2011, in the last months of my mother's life. Walking that difficult road with someone you love is hard, deeply...

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Because change is good. And change is coming.

Because change is good. And change is coming.

IN APRIL, in the early days of Covid, I made the rather impulsive decision to up and self-publish my first novel. I had great support from a handful of writers I deeply respect and who are renown. I had full reads and good interest from multiple literary agents even...

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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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