A Love Letter to Myself

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Dear Me,

Sorry to be a bit belated with my Valentine, but I couldn’t let the season pass without showing you a little love.  I’m proud of you for all your accomplishments this year.  A book published!  A novella written!  A personal best in an 8K! Leading a discussion at a writer’s conference! Sliding down giant rocks in Asheville (and I know you think that last one was less than graceful – but still, you slid down a waterfall, what?!) Continue reading

A Love Letter to My Local

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Dear Popkin Tavern-

You’re closing and that means our eight year relationship ends this Saturday. I would be lying if I tried to pretend that I wasn’t sad about it.  Don’t get me wrong, there are a bunch of fabulous restaurants in my neighborhood.  I love each in its own right, but you – you were my local. Continue reading