Author Archives: Teresa Pearson Lee

About Teresa Pearson Lee

Retired after 33 years of teaching English and French (one year in private school in Memphis, TN and the rest in public school in Doniphan, MO. Enjoying new adventures - all those things I put off for lack of time, energy, now I can try them! Pottery, writing, traveling, camping, kayaking, dancing, listening to some of the best live music ever, and making lively new friendships. All christened with an appreciation for great red wine! Created and operated KC's on the Current, then sold it and managed it for new owners. You might still find me at the reservation desk when spring rolls around. Born and raised in St. Louis, MO near The Hill. Though a transplant to Southeast Missouri, still a city gal at the core with a deep love of the natural resources in these Ozark foothills. Currently I am a content coordinator for Poplar Bluff Living Magazine and a columnist/stringer for the local weekly The Prospect News. My rescue Siamese helps with most of the proofreading; he has a great ear. I relish the solitude easily had in the Mark Twain Forest but thoroughly enjoy lively outings for music, wine, conversation close to home or in my beloved hometown. Technology is my greatest challenge but so worth the shared connections. There may be a need for solitude but there is little loneliness. The material in this blog written by Teresa Lee is her property and cannot be used without express written consent to do so.

Turning Twenty

This original lines of this poem – the ones in black – were written to celebrate the arrival of 2020. We are well into this new year, and what a shocker it has been thus far! We in Ripley County … Continue reading

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I Wonder…

My brain is full of years of friendships, experiences, knowledge and curiosities, and I hope I have a lot more time to cram new stuff in there. Old bits of stored info must not vanish, though, to make more room … Continue reading

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Rude Awakenings

Rude awakenings – those comedic twists that catch us off guard, sometimes funny only AFTER the fact. *Discovering under fluorescent work lights that your socks or shoes don’t match. Seems a bigger deal when one shoe is blue and one … Continue reading

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Meat from Feral Hogs Donated from Private Hunt

This was written for my Close to Home column in my town’s (Doniphan, MO) local weekly newspaper The Prospect-News. Blame this column on a Facebook post – the one that showed a row of dead feral hogs and advertising the … Continue reading

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Whine or Shine on 02/02/2020?

Punxsutawney Phil’s task is paramount. That we’ll all be watchig there is no doubt. With hilarious hullabaloo and fanfare We’ll all sit around the TV and stare. Will the sun stay hidden, producing no shadow? If so we’ll hoot for … Continue reading

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Are You Guilty?

Let’s decide. In the first month of 2020 I heard two words I didn’t realize were ‘real’ words. From time to time we all add prefixes or suffixes to familiar words to make the meanings fit our purposes exactly with … Continue reading

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Because of Love

Sometimes I’m caught off guard when my Siamese hops up as I rock in my favorite chair. Once he lands lightly, he seems to ponder the timing. Will he stay briefly as though posed for a few photos, then leave … Continue reading

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