Two wandering southerners --a sensitive and imaginative Texan bearing a keen resemblance to Vivien Leigh and a close-mouthed Mississippi sailor with a thing for long-legged beauties, snatched me from a blanket of kelp while my somewhat absent-minded and amphibious mother frolicked in the cool, funky waters of San Francisco Bay.Telling each other we were clearly meant for each other, the pair bundled the cooing, chuckling infant into their 1957 Pontiac and proceeded to enlisted Navy housing in San Diego, where a petting-zoo goat attempted to eat my stroller, and later, to Florida, where I attempted to eat a frog...
A peripatetic existence ensued, with so many relocations that I recognize regions by restaurants and the scent of the air rather than street names. Like my parents, I love to experience the language, food and aroma of new places, to visit and stay long enough to really know... Like the mermaid who bore me, I am buoyant, exuberantly drawn to the wet, salty and tidal, the gleam of nacre and the possibility of oaken treasure chests just below the tide line....
Writing was inevitable: an easily portable means of creating and transferring dreams and connecting with others while sailing a multitude of seas...
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by Lori Covington
Yuri's job as a woodsman provides him with everything he needs--security, freedom, comradeship, and the pleasure of life in the wilderness. There is nothing better than the simplicity and directness of a life lived outdoors, in nature's service. He has all he needs--until he's told to dispatch a troublesome bear. Is Yuri a protector or executioner? And could there be a worse time to fall in love?
Beating Poverty--A How-to for Have-nots
by Lori Covington
"Beating Poverty" was written to help people find their way out of poverty using down-to-earth methods and starting with basics--food, shelter, close connection to others and education. For anyone who is struggling financially, seeking ideas that work, and the creation of hope.
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