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Elephants on the Roof…or Storm in My Hair – Part One, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Elephant on the Roof…or Storm in My Hair Part One By Beverly Hicks Burch We all carry genetic markers in our DNA, the basic building block of who and what we are. One of the basic scientific uses of these markers is to use them in the study of inherited diseases, for example hemophilia. Another… Continue reading Elephants on the Roof…or Storm in My Hair – Part One, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Shake, Rattle and Roll, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Shake, Rattle and Roll By Beverly Hicks Burch Yes, Virginia it can happen here too…East of the Rockies and the Continental Divide. No, I’m not talking about snow or smog or urban crawl or Tex-Mex food or even finding a good can of green chilies to add to you favorite dish. I’m talking about earthquakes.… Continue reading Shake, Rattle and Roll, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Encounters…a Little Further South, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Encounters…a Little Further South By Beverly Hicks Burch For any new readers, let me refresh the scene a bit. Last year I had a spat of “encounters” with critters…beasties if you will. There was Mr. Chicken Hung Phooey…or as we fondly called him “Dead Chicken Walking”. He had a companion and together they brought us… Continue reading Encounters…a Little Further South, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Bev’s New Year’s Beans, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Bev’s New Year’s Beans By Beverly Hicks Burch Every year after Christmas I usually have a ham bone leftover. I like to leave a little meat on the bone so I can make a big ol’ pot of bean soup shortly after New Year’s. My favorite ham to use is one of the spiral-cut hams… Continue reading Bev’s New Year’s Beans, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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To Everything There Is A Season, by Beverly Hicks Burch

These were taken last year, but since it's been a little dry and colors are a little late and seem a tad dull this year, I thought everyone might like to be reminded of just how brilliant an East Tennessee autumn can really be. Enjoy! Bev © 2007 Beverly Hicks Burch All Rights Reserved.

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Encounters, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Encounters By Beverly Hicks Burch I am a suburbanite. I am a child of the burbs. So, what the heck is it with me and critters lately?! Mind you, I’m not talking about your run of the mill, mediocre, pedestrian house pets. Oh, no… Don’t get me wrong. I dig animals…most of them at least.… Continue reading Encounters, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Ouch, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Ouch By Beverly Hicks Burch Tag sale…yard sale…car boot sale…garage sale…rummage sale…what ever you may want to call it, Tall & Handsome and I have just survived our first one together. We held it at the end of a rather hectic week of getting ready for this move. Yes, “the” move. It seems like this… Continue reading Ouch, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Chicken Hung Phooey, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Chicken Hung Phooey By Beverly Hicks Burch It’s been a rough couple of years. It all started a couple of years ago when Tall & Handsome was transferred. We were transferred “back where I come from” to paraphrase the Kenny Chesney song. Yep, it was even East Tennessee. I was really glad to have the… Continue reading Chicken Hung Phooey, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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You Don’t Say, by Beverly Hicks Burch

You Don’t Say By Beverly Hicks Burch I am a hard sell. I don’t know if it’s the Scotch-Irish in me, or that teeny, tiny touch of Cherokee purported in my latest DNA test. It could even be the frugal German. Better yet, a throw back to the East Tennessee Mountain roots that run deep… Continue reading You Don’t Say, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Relay For Life, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Relay for Life By Beverly Hicks Burch It happened the first time when I was 28 years old and the mother of an eighteen month old tyke. I was told the absolutely impossible and unthinkable. I had a tumor on my right lung. How could that be? I had never smoked, wasn’t raised around smokers,… Continue reading Relay For Life, by Beverly Hicks Burch