As I drive through North Platte, NE, I always think of Janene. I didn’t know her well, but she intrigued me. She was a strong woman who knew what she wanted and flaunted what she had. She was brash, with style. She had amazing clothes as well as shoes, jewelry, and handbags. She […]
Welcome to stories about rural women; women who live or grew up in small towns, farms, and ranches across America. The stories are mainly obtained from interviews and written as spoken by each woman. Enjoy and learn.
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I had the pleasure of visiting with an artist who was living in a rustic cabin on the border of Rocky Mountain National Park. Her name is Sam. She shared the details of an online art class she was taking. The course required her to use the same subject or object for each assignment, incorporating […]
Notice"Heart tree" above my head:) Today I’m feeling guilty because I have no good reason to be sad and worried—my family is well; I have food to eat, adequate toilet paper, and the internet is … [Read More...]
This is a time in history for changes in thought and action. With the coronavirus’ invisible attacks on the world, including ours, we are forced to shift gears—our normal isn’t normal anymore. … [Read More...]
Dr J’s Personal Stories
Scrounging is part of my DNA. Growing up, the most fun activity my sisters and I did with our dad was going to the dump, the day before the scheduled burn, to tromp through the trash, and … [Read More...]
Yesterday, a woman asked me what I did. I paused because I have always answered, "I'm a mental health counselor." But, I am retired; I WAS a counselor. Therefore I replied, "I'm a writer." She … [Read More...]