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The Daily Grace
The Daily Grace
For love of Posey.

For love of Posey.

SHE CAME INTO the world the last day of April, tiny, beautiful, beloved. From that moment on, the earth has seemed to rotate on a different axis—her every newborn need the priority; the air and our hearts united in glorious awe and collective wonder. Sweet Posey!...

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Just you wait.

Just you wait.

WE'VE COME TO THE MOUNTAINS for a quick visit, Tim and I, a final Spring hurrah before returning home to await the arrival of our first grandchild. This has been a sweet, sweet time, these anticipatory months filled with joy after joy as we've watched our precious...

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My Top Ten Reads of 2023 (+1)

My Top Ten Reads of 2023 (+1)

WHAT A GREAT book year! I have to say I look back at 2023 with gratitude and great admiration for the writers who brought such powerful stories to the page. I'm not one to consider reading a contest or an activity to check off a To-Do list, nevertheless I love to look...

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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.

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

James Baldwin

“We see trees. What more do we need?”

Maira Kalman

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

Ram Dass

“I’m just trying to matter.”

June Carter

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

Mary Oliver

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