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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 I have written an as yet unpublished book, The Call, an epic fantasy with historical fiction and folklore elements.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.

Pack Up….and Smile


Pack up your troubles in your old kit bag And smile, smile, smile. Don’t let your joy and laughter hit a snag Smile boys, that’s the style What’s the use of worrying It never was worth while So, pack up … Continue reading

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Cast Iron Wisdom – On Seasoning and Giving Thanks


Tomorrow, I will sit at a Thanksgiving Table at our son’s house. As usual, before I do, I will think about the year and of all the things for which I am grateful. As you know, the ending of this … Continue reading

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Roller Coaster Ride


“For the meaning of life differs from man to man, from day-to-day and from hour to hour. What matters, therefore, is not the meaning of life in general but rather the specific meaning of a person’s life at a given … Continue reading

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The Day After America’s Brexit


“When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.” ― Winston S. Churchill “United we stand, divided we fall.” Aesop “With malice toward none, with charity for all…let us bind up the nation’s wounds, and cherish a … Continue reading

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The Job Belongs to the Person Who Sees It


There is a story you’ve heard before about four people named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody, and Nobody and a job that was recognized but left undone since everybody thought someone else would do it.  That story is actually a shortened version of … Continue reading

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Things That Go Bump


“From ghoulies and ghosties And long-leggedy beasties And things that go bump in the night, Good Lord, deliver us!” ~Scottish saying I was born and did my first trick or treating in Dayton, Ohio where both October 30th and 31st … Continue reading

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If at first…. Waiting for Just Right


‘Tis a lesson you should heed: Try, try, try again. If at first you don’t succeed, Try, try, try again.”   –   W.E. Hickson (1803 – 1870) English educational writer Well, of course, we only remember the last two … Continue reading

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Moving On


“It’s time to say goodbye, but…I’d much rather say hello. Hello to a new adventure.”  Ernie Harwell “Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.” Seneca For years, I told the women in my Domestic Violence Support group and … Continue reading

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More than Just Words – Words Matter


“We are Masters of our unsaid words, but slaves of those we let slip out.”                   Winston Churchill “Remember, death and life are in the power of the tongue.”     Joel Osteen … Continue reading

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Shall We Listen to the Mockingbird?


When I first got to North Carolina, I was invited to dinner at a colleague’s home.  As we sat on her tree-lined patio at dusk, the lilting song of a bird rose over our heads. In New York, I had … Continue reading

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