I grew up in eastern Kentucky and studied at Yale, Duke and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The first post on this blog, “Redemption and University of Kentucky Basketball,” was awarded 2nd Place in the 2014 Appalachian Heritage Writers Symposium’s essay contest. The post “It Never Rained on My Parade” was published by the Shriver Report (http://shriverreport.org/caring-for-a-parent-with-dementia/) in April 2014 and “Good Girl Gone” was published in skirt! Magazine’s July 2014 issue.
Every day I try to be happy and hopeful and to teach my daughter to do the same.