Author Archives: joanneeddy

About joanneeddy

Writer living in North Carolina. Originally from upstate New York. I love my family, my community, and my friends, and embrace 'living deliberately' in the world, trying to make a difference. I have written an as yet unpublished book, The Call, an epic fantasy with historical fiction and folklore elements. My blog is for other writers, for those who love a good read, and for all who, like me, are looking to find and live their call.

The Roots of Violence


“The greatest predictor of future violence is a past history of violence. The roots of violence lie in unremitting anger and an inability to cope with it.” Until the shooting of Representative Scalise and others at the GOP baseball practice, … Continue reading

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More Than Photographs – On Manchester


Tired? Yes, I am. I thought I’d found a home But life in the city is dark and it’s dirty So I guess I have to go away? Lonely? Yes, I am. No one knows my name I’m lost in … Continue reading

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On Spring Days and Strong Knights


Spring always finds a way to steal its way into my heart.  I await it like a lover pacing the floor before their beloved arrives. Though there is nice landscaping out front of our new house including some crape myrtles … Continue reading

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Spoons


“When you are more fortunate than others, it is better to build a longer table than a taller fence.”  Author unknown Those of you who follow me know that my grandparents came from Poland. For anyone who has just happened … Continue reading

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A Daughter’s Tribute


On November 13th, we had a celebration for my husband’s retirement after 45 years in the ministry. It was filled with lots of laughter (A This is Your Life, Doug Eddy! program scripted with a lot of humor – to the … Continue reading

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Leaving a Trail – Forging Ahead


“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” Ralph Waldo Emerson I have been known as a collector of “treasures.” A few awards, some mementoes collected over time, most given … Continue reading

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