Book Review: “Red Curtains” by Leanna Sain

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In her introduction, Leanna Sain advises her readers to “Get ready to enjoy [their] first bowl of GRITS.” Not “… stone-ground dried hominy … I’m referring to the acronym for Girls-Raised-in-the-South … main characters who are strong, creative, successful Southern …

 

Mad Mountain Mud Run Supports Hands On! Museum

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| By Karen Kater | All my life I have been an adrenaline junkie. I love the thrill of a good adventure, so when I heard Hands On! was hosting its very first Mad Mountain Mud Run, I knew I …

 

Thinking of Selling ‘For Sale By Owner’ (FSBO)? Think again.

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| By Peggy Crowe | Going FSBO sounds perfect on the surface. Saving realtor fees is invariably what drives that decision. Put a sign in the yard, post it online and you are good to go. Some are successful if …

 

Spotlight on Ellen Trnka: Doing Unto Others

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I went to Dictionary.com and looked up the word affable. That definition describes Ellen to a “T”rnka: “Friendly, Good-natured; Easy to talk to.” Because I know her personally, and the idea is to introduce readers who might not yet know, …

 

Dyke Culture and the Disappearing L

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| By Bonnie J. Morris (Diana Davies via the Digital Public Library of America) | My generation of lesbian activists, who honed our identity politics and confronted racism and classism in the spaces of women’s music events and women’s bookstores, …

 

Healing With Plant Spirit Medicine

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Could the potency and mystery of ancient shamanic healing with plant spirits provide medicine for the illnesses?

 

Asheville Herb Festival – A Must See Event May 5-7, 2017

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| By Tammy Taylor | Herbs have been part of human culture since the beginning of time. Although they add the characteristic Italian flavor of spaghetti sauce, as well as that nutty-exotic flavor of Indian curry dishes, herbs have long …

 

Are you a leader, a boss, or a manager?

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| By Bill Gilliland | Leadership takes many forms. In any position within a business we are called to be leaders. As a business owner, your responsibility is to lead your team, and to develop leaders within your organization. As …

 

Tax Planning and Wealth Building Tips for 2017

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| By Alicia Sisk-Morris, CPA, ME | Estimated Taxes: If you are self-employed or have income that is not ordinarily taxed like Dividends and Interest, it is time to consider your estimated tax payments for 2017. Many CPAs automatically prepare …

 

Book Review: “When Things Fall Apart” by Pema Chödrön

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| Reviewed by Patricia Furnish | It’s a pleasure to write about a woman like Pema Chödrön who has had such a profound effect on people around the world. When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times was first …