Where to begin? Things have moved fast for us back in Tennessee. Trae and I have hopped around staying with family and friends since our return, but we're moving into a sweet little house near Sewanee very soon. I got a job at the Marion County newspaper. Trae's working in Lost Cove. It feels good to be working again, cooking again, playing music again.
We're still looking for land to buy, but we're taking our time. My job at the newspaper is fascinating; I'm learning what it takes to be a journalist in a small town in rural Tennessee, which is a lot different from other places I've worked as a reporter. People love to talk here, and I've learned that what I leave out of a story is just as important as what I put in.
I'm also working on a multimedia project in Chattanooga, and I can't wait to share it.
I also can't wait to attend (and be a part of) two great events next month. One is this free coding workshop hosted by the CodeXX Ladies, a group of Chattanooga women that meets to talk and learn about coding every week.
The other is the Great Southern Old Time Fiddlers' Convention, an annual convention for fiddlers, buckdancers, ballad singers, string bands, banjo players...am I leaving anyone out? It's a ball. And, it's the best place to get a glimpse of the region's best musicians playing traditional tunes that have been played and passed down in this area for generations and generations. (A shameless plug from a fiddle-lover.)
Unfortunately, both of these events are the same day...but they're right around the corner from each other, and if you'd like to go to both, like me, you could probably walk back and forth rather easily. Hope to see you there!