Scanning radio stations during a recent road trip, I heard a public radio host introduce the author of When Will My Grown Up Child Grow Up and Move Out. I turned the volume a bit to the right. This sounded more interesting than the recent Republican rants or Adele’s latest hit (or as I think […]
Nick James, bless his heart, took on the arduous task of determining the most snobby places in the great state of North Carolina and deemed our little village of Davidson as the #1 most snobby Tarheel town (roadsnacks.net). While Davidsonians thrive on list-topping, here we beg to differ. It’s not that we’re putting on airs, […]
Ideally, I should be living in Spain even though, at heart, I am French. My feet are Greek, making me either athletic or creative — one who leaps before she looks. There is a place called Meat Camp, North Carolina. Home Depot’s CEO has explained poverty to the pope and Hobby Lobby is helping women […]
February 27th, Winter Storm Sparta delivered a long swath of snow and ice to the East Coast; 100,000 in Raleigh, North Carolina were without power; seven inches of snow covered the state’s capital; statewide, 82 school districts were closed. On NPR’s Here & Now, Raleigh mayor, Nancy McFarland, said, “Most people are staying home and […]
Anyone who’s seen The Imitation Game (Benedict Cumberbatch!) or enjoys PBS’s The Bletchley Circle knows about Enigma, Germany’s seemingly unbreakable cipher machine used during WWII. But did you know there is an authentic Enigma just down the road from Baltimore at the NSA’s National Cryptologic Museum? It’s part of a hands-on exhibit where you can […]
After finishing FALL, I workshopped it; gave it to impartial, published writers for further critique; amended accordingly; then set out on my quest for representation. I’m still searching. Granted, some journeys take longer than others. Some are fraught with adventure. Others are just doomed. Once on a business trip in India, my husband hired a […]
Author Avery Caswell reading an excerpt from her novel FALL.
Avery Caswell Reads an Excerpt from CONJURE SILVER
Lisa M. Van Wormer is an MFA candidate at University of Baltimore in the Creative Writing and Publishing program. She has had memoir pieces published as featured articles in the Baltimore Fishbowl and has read these pieces as a part of the “The Signal”, a weekly news radio magazine on the local Baltimore NPR station […]
This is my favorite dessert to make. It’s from Jill Dahan’s incredible cookbook, Starting Fresh! where even the sweets are healthy and delicious.