Categotry Archives: Personal Memoirs

Smoke on the Water with Sandy in the Clouds

One of the biggest local events is on tap for this weekend. Unfortunately, we have a storm to contend with now. I would imagine there are many small towns with big plans for this last weekend in October. It is traditionally Oktoberfest time as well as Halloween carnival time. The pumpkins here in the Pamlico Sound region are attracting lots of gnats and no-see-ums what with the warm, humid weather. The wind from the coming storm might be more than […]

Places I Have Known: People I Have Seen

Official start date for iBook featuring original art and photos… and short fiction and long fiction and creative non-fiction. title: Places I Have Known: People I Have Seen by Valerie MacEwan Just wanted to get that title out there and indexed because it’s mine. I said it. I typed it. More on this project soon. Meanwhile, here’s a link to another book in progress, if I can load the pdf correctly… the book features writing by Helen Losse, Phoebe Kate Foster […]

Rev. Alicia Lyon Folberth: Etsy Sales Witch and Bully

I’m creating an artist’s book about  a man named Lester Belt who was a dog astrologer in the 1930-1940s. His  name comes up only a couple times online — once for a photo in an old Life Magazine and another for a patent application. When I googled him, the other side of the Life magazine page came up on Etsy for sale — in a shop owned by a Wiccan witch in Derby, CT. I sent an email to Alicia Lyon […]

Let me put you in a big pay business!

  We visited some relatives when I was a little kid and I remembered the small bronze baby shoes perched on slaps of marble displayed somewhere in the house. When I asked my Mom why Daddy didn’t have a set of “metal coated baby shoes”, she laughed and said we all wore out our baby shoes beyond recognition.

When Bob Laughed, He Used His Whole Body

Mom used to say, “Your father was a very funny man”.  It’s true because Daddy made me smile at the bleakest of times and always at the very moment my anger threatened to ruin a perfectly good kid day. He had a real knack for bringing me out of a rotten mood — the kind of negativity kids succumb to when they have huge expectations and the events don’t match what is set in their mind’s eye. My Daddy could […]

Cowboys Will Amuse You

Christine Tarantino and Art Books

My friend and collaborator Christine Tarantino is dusting off the collectibles and offering some amazing volumes for purchase online. I may be a bit biased as my work is included in one of the offerings. I will add more info soon but for now, check out Words of Light … since I broke finger my typing is wonky and this is iPad, so excuse crappy post style. Weekly Car Loan Calculator Union Bank Student Loans Student Loans For Students […]

Sean Bertran Owes Morrow an Apology

If you walked outside your house one morning and looked next door, saw your neighbor’s car had been spray painted with graffiti and defaced — what would you do? Well, you’d alert your neighbor and if your neighbor wasn’t home, you’d call the police. Right? No question about it. If the graffiti was written as a racial slur, would that make your reaction any different? Would you photograph the slur and then post it on the Internet and tell everyone […]