Debbie Horne sat in the rocking chair, a book in her hand. “Today, boys and girls, we’re going to read a story about fish!” Tiny tots squiggled on their rectangular carpet mats. Read more

Jan 4, 2019 12:31 PM A Kentuckian in Paris

Going North – A Creative Memory Because October Seems to Do That

My family sometimes calls him The Colonel, partly because of the Army, and partly because, back then, men were harder on their boys. With five to raise, I imagine orderliness was paramount. But he isn’t hard on me — the first granddaughter. Read more

Oct 19, 2018 12:45 PM A Kentuckian in Paris

Just Keep Swinging

Life — like baseball and calving season — takes time, and there is something to be said about waiting and working and giving. Read more

Aug 24, 2018 2:29 PM A Kentuckian in Paris

The Summer Smell

Tomato is the smell of my red (and my hands). From the vine on the breath of the coon who stole them from my patch of ground. Read more

Aug 10, 2018 9:20 PM A Kentuckian in Paris

Mountains and Molehills—Shovel, Please

One Tuesday last year, between Christmas and Jan. 1, I called my health insurance company to check on a claim status. Wendy took my call, answered my questions and suggested a solution. Read more

Jul 20, 2018 4:30 PM A Kentuckian in Paris