Tag: Sue Wasserman

  1. Writer in Residence Finally Arrives in America’s Most-Visited Park

    Writer in Residence Finally Arrives in America’s Most-Visited Park Sue Wasserman of Bakersville, North Carolina, is the 2022 Steve Kemp Writer-in-Residence, which means she will be living near and working in Great Smoky Mountains National Park for six weeks. She’ll be writing, creating photography, and offering public programs both on the Tennessee and North Carolina sides of the park. Wasserman was Read more...
  2. Green With Envy

    Green With Envy Story and photos by Sue Wasserman Jack in the pulpit I don’t remember how old I was when I became enamored of the word “hue.” Thanks to a mom who took my sister and me to the library every week, whether we’d finished our books or not, it’s hard to remember a time when words didn’t hold a Read more...
  3. Meandering Into Knowingness

    Meandering Into Knowingness Photos by Sue Wasserman White-fringed phacelia The road to knowingness is paved with a whole lot of meandering. As much as I love exploring new trails in the Smokies, I long to find trails with which I can become intimately acquainted, too. Porters Creek is becoming one such trail for me. I happened upon it several years Read more...
  4. Wildflower CPR—Yes, It’s a Real Thing

    Wildflower CPR—Yes, It’s a Real Thing Photos by Sue Wasserman Don’t you love when obscure, long-ago memories bubble up to the surface? I was walking on a trail the other day when a doozy of one brought a chuckle to my lips. I was taken back more than two decades to a conversation with my sister-in-law who was about to give birth to her first son. She told my brother and me Read more...
  5. Finding the Gifts in the In-Betweens

    Finding the Gifts in the In-Betweens Photos by Sue Wasserman Frost in the morning, wood frogs chortling in the afternoon. This in-between time of year never fails to intrigue me. There are countless mornings the Smokies seem unwilling to release their grip on winter, gloating while painting early mornings in crystalized white. Bundled in layers, though, I’m relatively Read more...
  6. Tis The Season To Get Grounded

    Tis The Season To Get Grounded Image by Sue Wasserman By the time we reach the end of the year, I often find myself running out of steam. When I look back over this past year, it’s easy to see why. Thanks to COVID-19 and its sad continued squashing of several work-related projects, I’ve devoted even more time and energy this year to outdoor pursuits, such as Read more...
  7. Making Time in the Future to Embrace the Past

    Making Time in the Future to Embrace the Past Lately, I’ve been on a history kick. It started in Concord, MA a few weeks ago while on vacation. A tour of Little Women author Louisa May Alcott’s house was so moving, I wandered across the street to learn more about author Ralph Waldo Emerson, whose work influenced Alcott. This was followed by a foray to Walden Pond, Harper’ Read more...
  8. Writer NOT in Residence: When You Take A Step Back, Yet Move Forward

    Writer NOT in Residence: When You Take A Step Back, Yet Move Forward Story and images by Sue Wasserman Have you ever heard the expression “when the student is ready the teacher appears?” A healer, who became a dear friend and mentor, shared this wisdom from Lao Tzu many years ago. Back then, however, I always assumed the teacher would be human. Never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined my Read more...
  9. Writer NOT in Residence: Where Rugged and Tender Meet in the Middle

    Writer NOT in Residence: Where Rugged and Tender Meet in the Middle Story and images by Sue Wasserman When my niece was a tiny tot, I could always count on her to say, “Be careful of the woots and wocks” whenever we set out on a trail. While her squeaky tones made me chuckle, her advice was sound. One of the things I appreciate most about hiking is the often-rugged terrain that challenges me in Read more...
  10. GSMA Writer NOT in Residence: Let Your Imagination Be Your Guide

    GSMA Writer NOT in Residence: Let Your Imagination Be Your Guide By Sue Wasserman “Imagination is more important than knowledge.” Those words from Albert Einstein adorn a whimsical piece of folk art that sits above my bathtub, inspiring me in the mornings and providing peaceful thoughts at the end of the day. They resonate most when I’m wandering in nature’s oh-so-creative midst. Read more...

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