Author Archives: Pam Avery Printed

About Pam Avery Printed

I graduated from the University of Georgia in 1972 with a major in journalism (public relations) and a minor in business (marketing). My experience for the last 40 years includes working in the corporate world (banking), the newspaper industry (advertising design and sales), owning and selling a restaurant, restoring and utilizing several old buildings on the property, teaching private dance and drama lessons for 20 years, free-lance writing for a national textile firm, publishing two children’s books, and ghost writing a book. My last tour of duty before beginning the current chapter was working as a reporter, photographer, and columnist for five weekly community newspapers. And now I teach...media writing at Columbus State University in Columbus Ga. I consider myself very fortunate--I get to be around intelligent, energetic and enthusiastic young people. What a joy. I believe the written word is one of the most powerful tools known to humankind. And now we have the ability to reach millions with a simple click of the mouse. Wow.

Stop the Noise.

I sat down to write a good-bye note to 2016, but those damn words just got in the way. The noise prevented me from hearing what I needed to hear and knowing what I wanted to say.  “Ignore the headlines … Continue reading

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Moonrise Over Her Shoulder

With the moonrise over her shoulder And the sunset in her eyes, She threw the pain to the past, And flew to the open sky. She had a picture in her mind And a song in her heart. Soaring above … Continue reading

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Straight Lines Don’t Converge

“I gave you that gift. So I’ll tell you how to use it.” Now how damn selfish does that sound? But I’m afraid we say or at least act out those words everyday. My parents’ generation was not too fond of … Continue reading

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And He Did

Dad was diagnosed with cancer on April 21, but I had the feeling he was sick the week before. About the same time that my gut began to tighten, the huge oak tree fell at my studio. As soon as … Continue reading

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Said the Old Tree

We lost another old friend down at the studio. I noticed she was leaning to the left just a few days before it happened. I am quite certain another will grow in her place, and the wood will make for … Continue reading

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Lake Painting

…a little lake poetry to help you maneuver the venomous, political waters that surround us. Lake Painting The pre-dawn fog colored the watery landscape silver-grey… …a backdrop for the dark, bare trees as graceful as the strokes on an ancient … Continue reading

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Harmony Light

It’s worse than ever…our suspicion of one another, our fear of one another, and our hatred for one another. Those who could make a difference fan the flames. Those who profit from the division rake in the profits. You’d think … Continue reading

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Listen To The Old Store Speak

Stuff changes, my friends. People change. Jobs change. Life changes. Times change. Reality hits and in order to survive, we must change. Continue reading

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The Media Made Me Do It

Google “It’s Social Media’s Fault” and see what happens. Do a tally on how many studies have been conducted on “problems caused by social media.” Read the headlines  any day of the week and you’ll find a story detailing a tragedy allegedly linked … Continue reading

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“Brother, This As Far As You Are Going.”

If my mom were alive, she and dad would be closing in on their 70th wedding anniversary. And this story was one of their favorites. Dad is knocking on 94 years young now — we made this video three years … Continue reading

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