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Our Jackson Home | Tradition

Our Jackson Home is one year old now and our second magazine is out! So thankful to be a part of this team and am excited to see what the next year brings for OJH (already gearing up for the next issue)!

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Our Jackson Home | Vivify

For the last several months I’ve had the opportunity to collaborate with an amazing group of people telling stories of our little town Jackson, Tennessee. What started as a podcast between two friends has grown into a website and magazine, and while Our Jackson Home is still coming into its own, the room for growth and the direction we’re headed in is incredibly exciting. This spring we released the very first print issue of Our Jackson Home, and I wanted to share that work with you here. Led by the omni-talented Katie Williams (soon-to-be Katie Howerton), this was such a treat to work on, and I can’t wait for our team to get started on the next issue. In the meantime, check out our website and watch us grow as we continue to pursue our mission of celebrating place and fostering community through stories.

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In the Manner of Bees

Originally written for and posted at Our Jackson Home

Summertime means that bees are out and about pollinating our crops and private gardens and the untamed lots where wildflowers grow. They work hard to collect pollen and nectar, they communicate by dance, and they feed from the honey stored in their delicately crafted honeycomb.  As they go about this routine, they can provoke a variety of reactions from people. When some people see bees, their shoulders tense up and they shoo them away, and if they’ve seen My Girl too many times they might even burst into an exaggerated panic. Others may not mind bees so much and let them go about their very busy business without considerable attention. And then there are also those who not only don’t mind bees but welcome their presence and choose to keep them around.

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