Chapter 16
A Community of Tennessee Writers, Readers & Passersby

Stephanie Painter

Singing the Portuguese Blues

On leaving home to find it again

After the brokenness of life in 2020, our overseas trip is a do-over of sorts — an effort to capture what eluded us that dismal spring, a celebratory sense of moving forward with optimism.

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Art in the Pandemic

Finding joy during difficult times

My museum adventure is an antidote to the emotional numbness that has set in during the pandemic, an escape from an endless Monopoly game of boxes that isolate and bankrupt emotionally.

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