Month: April 2019

Homonyms – Liken or Lichen. Say what?

What’s this have to do with living a happier life? Southern dialogue is well known for running words and phrases together as to shorten ‘em. It was long said that this was because us’ens here in the south are lazy. Well y’all, I’m just here to tell you that I don’t think it’s laziness. I like to think we’re just efficient.  Another example is “liken.” It is used in place of “like something or a comparison. Example: I “liken” his temper to that of a rattlesnake, or I “liken”...

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Smile. Go ahead, pass it on.

You’ll be better off I am not always a fan of the insta-message posted on church signs, but I am a huge fan of smiling. Forcing yourself to smile can change your mood. Change it for the better that is. Now I’m not saying that it is always easy, but it is doable. There have been times when I’m having one of “those days” that I literally have to go in front of the mirror, and using my fingers, force a smile. I will stay in that position until I can walk out of the bathroom maintaining...

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Don’t Be a Cow! Makes First Appearance at LIVE WELL EXPO 2019

Asheville, NC, March 31, 2019 – Don’t Be a Cow! had its hands full this weekend at the annual LIVE WELL EXPO in Asheville, NC. The 6th annual Expo presented by First Bank, Ingles Markets & Mission Health was held on Saturday, March 30 at the Davis Pavilion at the WNC AG Center. There were over 100 vendors and 9,000 plus attendees. Both George and Rachel Barker, the authors were on hand along with Gary James, web manager, jamesgang creative communications. “We had a great...

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