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 I have written an as yet unpublished book, The Call, an epic fantasy with historical fiction and folklore elements.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

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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Christmas in the Stars – a Lesson from Star Wars


“The happiness your toys bring…is your gift.” S. Claus in The Meaning of Christmas The original Star Wars movie was released in 1977. Our son, Chris, was seven, and our daughter, Gretchen, was three. So, Chris saw the movie first, going with a … Continue reading

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A Different Christmas – A Lesson from the Grinch


“And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice-cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled ’till his … Continue reading

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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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