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Tenx9 — Stories About Nashville

September 24, 2014

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The theme from last Monday’s Tenx9 storytelling event was “Nashville.” My humble entry is about my on-again, off-again love affair with the city, that began in 1986. This video misses the first and last sentence of my story. But, that’s ok, because I’m pretty confident you can read. “When I was a Junior in high […]

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odd granddaughter

May 16, 2014

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odd granddaughter sad by the standard of a cloud been ’round so long that i forget where my who my why my what my how my people are. skin cracked from bales of fibrous cotton laughter like spit from the mouth of God eyes keen from too…

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Hair As Self — The Journey of Coif: From Aqua Net to Bettie Page Bangs #Tenx9Nashville #Storytelling

September 17, 2013

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The following was performed at Cafe Coco in Nashville on Sept. 16th at the TenX9 event. Nine people tell ten minute true stories from their lives.  “The higher the hair, the closer to God.” – Karen Gillespie   It started simple enough, when I was about six, I asked my Mom, “What color is my […]

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30 Days — Celebrating National Poetry Month — April 16 (2/2)

April 17, 2013

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Cruising up through Walhalla Forced to ride my brakes all the way up 28 in town and then the roads get like corkscrews and the sweat of teenagers leaves the mountain roads slick and my pulse quicker I remember.  Tow-headed boys coaly flyin’ ’round Oconee’s Dead Man’s Curve soused on shine and desperate to be […]

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30 Days — Celebrating National Poetry Month — April 4

April 4, 2013

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odd granddaughter sad by the standard of a cloud been ’round so long that i forget where my who my why my what my how my people are. skin cracked from bales of fibrous cotton laughter like spit from the mouth of God eyes keen from too much mill town odd granddaughter begs for back […]

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