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The Daily Grace
The Daily Grace
The Acorns (and a Six-Part Epilogue)

The Acorns (and a Six-Part Epilogue)

IT'S HARD NOT to notice, the way they line the path from the house to the studio, the way they've dropped this year by the thousands. They way they dwarf the lookalike versions that now pave our long mountain driveway. They've come from the Mother Tree, this I should...

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Trust, and the Creative Process.

Trust, and the Creative Process.

ALL THOSE MONTHS AGO, when the first phase of the pandemic hit, Tim and I packed up our lives and our SUV and headed for the mountains to "ride things out." I look at that time now as both lovely and terribly confusing; we were remote thus comparatively safe, and yet...

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Going Gray.

Going Gray.

IT SLAP WORE ME OUT, the time, attention and investment required to maintain my "natural" brown hair. Ten days of beautiful salon color then BOOM Day Eleven it appeared: my part already sprouting a strong new crop of gray. It was not pretty, this skunky look, and the...

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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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