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Marking Time: A Book of Collected Columns

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Vicki Williams has written a column for her local newspaper for over twenty years that has consistently been rated one of the paper's most popular features. Marking Time contains 87 columns that run the gamut from humor to slice-of-life pieces to philosophical essays about larger issues. She writes about people and pets, places and politics. Vicki has worked as a bartender in a rock and roll bar, a Mayor's secretary, a legal assistant, a machine operator in a factory and a transporter of prisoners, among other jobs, so her experiences encompass a cross-section of people - the movers and shakers; the cops, the courts and the criminals; the well-off and the down and out; the farmers tied to one piece of earth by love of the land and the musicians who live a gypsy life for love music.

These columns are reflections about a rural Hoosier county in all its guises. Nature and human nature, the celebrations of our history, the bonds of family, the generosity and the meanness. Vicki writes about her own struggles with life, warts and all.

Simply, Marking Time is about one person's effort to find beauty and love and laughter wherever it may be while also noting that there is darkness in the world as well.

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