Tag: writer-in-residence

  1. Discovering the Intersection of History and Nature

    Discovering the Intersection of History and Nature Story and photos by Sue Wasserman Indian cucumber root Being the Steve Kemp Writer-in-Residence, at least for me, is like being a kid in the proverbial candy store. My eyes pop, thinking of all the delicious possibilities. The only challenge, given the brief time frame, is choosing what to focus on. That thought was behind Read more...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. Writer Not in Residence: Being Present in the Now

    Writer Not in Residence: Being Present in the Now By Sue Wasserman The difference between “here” and “there” is “now.”  The thought struck me as I remembered an experience last year in the Greenbrier section of the park. I had been told the Porter Creek Trail was rich in early spring wildflowers. Shortly after setting out, I met Mountain Mike, a well- Read more...

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