karen snyder

Make a Memory: Karen Snyder

I met reader Karen Snyder when I was thirty-two. She and I worked at the same law firm: she as paralegal; I as administrator. Managing lawyers is like herding cliche there. I boiled my days in pots of stress, and I was seldom happy. Karen was always a happy face. It lit up my office (well really, it was a closet). Every time she poked her head around the doorframe or sat across from my desk, my day improved. She doesn't know how much she helped me endure those ten long months. I'll always be grateful for her.

Shake It Up…Changing My Posting Schedule

Shake It Up…Changing My Posting Schedule

Information moves at light speed on the Information Super Highway. I spend much of my online time feeling like I'm bolting through an Interstellar wormhole..........

wichahpi commemorative stone wall

Visit the Trace: Wichahpi Commemorative Stone Wall

Last Friday, I wrote about the Yuchi people. Their centuries-long connection to the Tennessee River Valley. And their connection to the name Tennessee. If one knows where to turn, she can still find pieces of the people who lived there before we came. A hundred yards off the Trace. Flanked by a dirt road. One gate, open until 4pm.