Rita Branham Rodriguez grew up in the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia, where storytelling is a heritage. She has written for Boise Journal, Boise Magazine, Cold Drill, and the Idaho Statesman. Rita is a founding board member of The Cabin, Boise’s literary center. She earned a degree in education with honors at Radford University, and then taught high school English and Spanish, as well as eighth-grade English for an American school in Venezuela. She lives in Boise.
On a gray February afternoon, I’m in a room on the east side of my house when I hear a strange birdcall. Ringing as clear as a meditation bell, the unfamiliar call snaps me out of the cheerless mood I’m in. Continue reading →