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Jeannie Alexander – A Bee’s Dream

May 26, 2015


Originally posted on Tenx9 Nashville Storytelling:
At Tenx9’s “I Remember” night, Jeannie Alexander spun a masterful narrative about remembering her grandfather–his grace, words, and beekeeping.  I remember my grandfather’s smell. It is my first memory. My second memory is of being carried by my grandfather through his backyard. So carefully we considered the apple trees,…

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Tenx9 — Stories About Nashville

September 24, 2014


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


Originally posted on Big Blue Dot Y'all:
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


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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