Author Archives: yarnspinnerpress

About yarnspinnerpress

Story teller, retired journalist, author, folksinger, folklorist, gardener.

In These Ozark Hills; January 2015

This is Marideth Sisco for These Ozark Hills. Well, wouldn’t you know it. We just got finished celebrating or commiserating about 2014 and here it is 2015, and another New Year is upon us. Or is it? I’ve been reading … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks

This is Marideth Sisco for These Ozark Hills. I always feel when I come to the ragged end of the year that I’ve been in a year-long race, and will just barely make it to the finish. There is always … Continue reading

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Fall Harvest

As fall commences with still no frost, the air becomes luminous from the changing colors, and the hills themselves become models for new old works by Constable. He must have done all his painting in October. The garden is a … Continue reading

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A FIT OF APPLES 

This is Marideth Sisco for These Ozark Hills. You know, it’s a funny thing, but even though I always know this little talk is coming, I’m never sure what it is I’ll talk about until I sit down to do … Continue reading

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Camp Sister Spirit

Recently I was asked by the feminist journal “Sinister Wisdom” to write a small piece on what had become of the women’s community  that called itself Camp Sister Spirit. I had known the founders for years, and had some knowledge … Continue reading

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Blackberry Winter Band at Shawnee Bluff Winery

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These Ozark Hills – September 5, 2014

This is Marideth Sisco for These Ozarks Hills, asking: How big is a garden? A silly and unanswerable question, and sounds like those old jabberwocky jokes that passed through in the 60s, like “what’s the difference between a duck? Answer: … Continue reading

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