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FIVE LESSONS I (RE)LEARNED FROM GET ON UP

Posted by Stacy Campbell on Sunday, August 3, 2014,


I’ve wanted to see the James Brown movie come to life for years. As a Georgia girl, I admired James’s showmanship, style, and dance moves. I played a cast-the-movie game with my friend, Lisa Coffman, when we worked together. Finally, the Hollywood powers that be gave viewers an intimate, complex look at the Godfather of Soul. I sat transfixed in the theater with my son as actor Chadwick Boseman became James Brown. I mean disappeared into the role! As he unfolded the footsteps of Soul Br...


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POO ON PUNXSUTAWNEY PHIL!

Posted by Stacy Campbell on Thursday, March 28, 2013,



I've been walking around the Midwest with a serious attitude! Punxsutawney Phil had me hyped about a beautiful spring. Then again, can we really trust a groundhog? I was prepared to dig out my must-do recipes,dust off my 30-day spring cleaning list, and map out travel hot-spots for the spring and summer.  Alas, snow is falling and I'm fighting hard to keep a cold at bay.  Shame on it all, I thought as I pondered spending the rest of the spring under my warm comforter.  I can get those things ...
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VERNON HARDAPPLE, THE MUSE

Posted by Stacy Campbell on Thursday, February 7, 2013,


Vernon Hardapple, the Muse

There is a scene in the movie Wonder Boys that is hilarious and educational for writers.  Michael Douglas portrays Grady Tripp, a college professor who garnered critical acclaim with his first novel and has been stuck for seven years, unable to repeat his initial success.  Robert Downey, Jr. shines as Terry Crabtree, his editor who desperately needs Tripp to complete his sophomore offering, now a whopping 2,000 pages.  Toby McGuire is spot-on as James Leer, Tripp...


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2013 Breath Moves

Posted by Stacy Campbell on Thursday, January 3, 2013,

I hear my dad saying, “As long as there’s breath in your body, you can do something!”  How appropriate to hear his voice at the start of a new year; I’m finally thawing from his passing two months ago.  Not only was he the last living member of his immediate family, he was the baby.  I guess that’s why we bonded so well.  Two babies navigating this thing called life while learning from those who came before us.

 I don’t make resolutions.  I’m better at writing down my goals and w...


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