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String Theory: Part One

As I was sitting at my desk, in Wetumpka, AL, I began to think upon an idea for a book. I was searching for something that would be different than my first two, and have a happy ending. This led me to a romantic comedy. The basic gist of a romantic comedy is usually the […]

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State of the Region

I’d like to call this address a state of northeast Alabama: “The Little Smokies” Dekalb Tourism could do a lot more. And instead of only focusing on Fort Payne’s multi-year, completely dis-functional efforts of a nightlife scene riddled with self interest, ignorance, close-mindedness, and greed, we could stop doing the same old things that have […]

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Xennials

    As a child of 1982, I’ve just been classified as a Xennial. If you were born during the original Star Wars Trilogy release 1977-1983, you’re one too. Read this article on Xennials I reckon its spot on. I’ve never considered myself as part of Gen X and as one of the oldest of […]

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As She Lay Dying

  Maw grew up around here. She had seen a lot. She had lived a life and was one of the strongest and meanest women I have ever known. As She Lay Dying… It was after her stroke. On Ancient Cherokee land. Her own son, as she lay dying… planned how to make more out […]

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Lady Liberty

Hey.  I wanted to take a minute and explain my recent art piece, “Lady Liberty.” She is made shiny and new along with the freedom she represents. The world around her is old and covered with patina. I am an idealist. Jamie Godwim    

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Abnormally Turbulent

    It was a spring day, abnormally turbulent. A storm system crept up the map like a lake monster and covered the tri-county area. I stopped to asked a neighbor if they needed help. It was clear they did. Their trailer had been hit. The place looked like a Wal-Mart junk yard. I don’t […]

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Story About a Chicken

  He was raised on a farm, and tilled the land. Working from sun up to sun down, one of those types. Taught by his mother to pray everyday. As a boy, they barely had enough. The garden was their bounty. The dust and dirt, he worked. At the age of fifteen, he fell off […]

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Cherokee History: We’re Still Here

Have you seen my Cherokee version of the Gadsden Flag? GADSDEN FLAG HISTORY Gadsden began his rise to prominence as a merchant and patriot in Charleston. He prospered as a merchant, and built the wharf in Charleston that still bears his name. He was captain of a militia company during a 1759 expedition against the Cherokee. […]

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A Light to Rule the Day

Art Explained The first painting I created was thought of one night while I was writing my second novella. This piece titled “A Light to Rule the Day” focuses largely on the sun. The sun is a life giving tool that measures time for us. As you can see the sky is several shades and […]

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Shelter from the Storm

      I closed my store, the Grove Oak Store, way out in the middle of nowhere today because of the threat of severe weather. We here in North Alabama are no stranger to tornado outbreaks. Just like all over the state, we know the threat is real. As self appointed mayor of my […]

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