Author: Tracy Graziani

Why Knitting

Why Knitting

Have you ever been asked why you loved something or someone and found yourself at a loss for the answer? You just do, you always have, its like air, you can’t imagine life before or after this love of yours. Such is the case when I think about knitting or quilting for that matter. I […]

Fired

Fired

There are all sorts of failure–some people even get labeled as such. Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine that I would experience so many failures in my life, let alone in such close proximity to one another. In the last 12 months I have experienced the following failures: divorce, unemployment (due to layoff), […]

Knee High By the Fourth of July

Knee High By the Fourth of July

There are millions of metaphors for time. Measuring time, the speed at which it passes, it’s infiniteness, its meaning and so on. In Ohio, there is a portion of the year that we measure time with corn. If you’ve never had the pleasure of driving through Ohio, then you may not be aware of what […]

Beautiful Ohio

Beautiful Ohio

My world was relatively small when I was growing up. Although some members of my family had ventured out, moved away and sometimes came back to visit with wares from their travels, for the most part, my world was in Marion, Ohio. The trouble with that was my awareness of an outside world. Those reports […]

You Can’t Make This Shit Up

You Can’t Make This Shit Up

It seems that in life truth is often stranger than fiction, and nothing could be truer in a small town. One of the wonderful and yet bizarre qualities of small towns is that these locals seem to somehow nurture and support the odd characters in our midst. It’s a theme in Southern literature, but I […]

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