Sydney Avey

Dynamic Woman — Changing Times

Improving Our Social Interaction

Bad behavior attracts undue attention. We are a kinder society than we often appear to be on social media. Let’s go public and celebrate goodness every chance we get.

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Preparing for the New Year

The year is running out, and I’m preparing for the New Year. That space between Christmas and New Year’s Day invites us to reflect on the past year’s events and spring for a chance to embrace the coming year with hope.

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Backstory: Conversations Around the Book Table

The backstory is a literary device that details the happenings that lead up to a novel’s main story. Public functions also have backstories. Table and wall displays at book fests, art exhibits, or craft shows comprise the main event. But behind the scenes, busy organizers work tirelessly, and community members make time in their schedules to attend. Therein lies a story.

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Book Review: The Silver Baron’s Wife

The Silver Baron’s Wife by Donna Baier Stein strikes a rich vein of pioneer history. The facts of Baby Doe Tabor’s life are at once typical for some women of her day (late 19th, early 20th century) and atypical.

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Thanksgiving Traditions

I have always cherished Thanksgiving traditions. In unsettled times, traditional celebrations offer the illusion that God is in His Heaven and all is right with the world. Don’t get me wrong. I believe in God and the essential order of the universe.

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Grandma in the Ozarks: The Conversational Loop

Last week, my husband visited Grandma in the Ozarks.  The conversational loop she engages in resembles the crochet she used to do. She would work a pattern repeatedly in a circle until it was big enough to be a lace doily, or a tablecloth, or a bedspread. The...

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Writers & Authors on Fire podcast interview with Sydney Avey

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