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December 31, 2018

On my way to town, I drive past houses where smoke from chimneys curls upward. It’s comforting to watch the updraft. I suddenly recall the boxy houses with chimneys that I once drew with a pencil as a child, always a curl of smoke climbing.

What I like about the smoke,...

December 18, 2017

I look at the shadows growing long in the yard. They come from a tall maple and our old ribbed house. There they lie on a hard yard like sleeping giants. It happens every December as we near the shortest day of the year.

The days darken. I hear the train across the rive...

April 29, 2017

Judith Stagg Fleming 

(April 21, 1939 - April 25, 2017) 

Judith Stagg Fleming, 78, of Jonesboro would like to announce her change of address, effective April 25, 2017. To reach her, just think of her when you are in nature or with animals.

Her Life’s Journey began...


March 4, 2017

Judy, my friend, just heard those hard words. Oh my! 

What do people do when they hear that? How do they think with all those feelings spilling everywhere?

Judy knows she’ll be walking (maybe flying) through an invisible door and out of here into a better world. She is s...

February 20, 2017

I’m exercising on the floor in front of a window. I do “the bridge,” an exercise to strengthen my back. When finished, I lie there watching white clouds move across the blue sky, and I remember....

I remember being little and seeing the world from this low position. Ins...

December 12, 2016

God blessed me with lots of brothers and sisters.

They came in every shape and variety. I’m the oldest girl, second child. I grew up being a watchful older sister, probably picked up that role as an eight year old, about the time my sister Priscilla and I walked to elem...

November 28, 2016

It is either a cyst or the cancer is back. I found it, but my heart is ungrateful. More information after a biopsy and days of waiting.

Immediately, I feel empty. I pray but wonder if my prayers are heard. They probably are. After all, I am a child of God. After all, if...

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