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Hormones, Gravity, and Rain

Because my high school graduating class is celebrating our fiftieth reunion next month, many of my classmates have posted photos from that time period and before. A common thread: Wouldn’t it be nice to go back to those simpler days? In many ways, yes, i suppose it would, which got me to thinking about my… Continue reading Hormones, Gravity, and Rain

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A Perfect World?

A lot of political buzz has occurred this past week. As I mentioned once before, I try to avoid that topic on my writer’s blog, but also stated that I may slip from time to time. Although this week’s post boarders on the political, I suppose it’s more of an observance and personal plea. Feel… Continue reading A Perfect World?

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Vacations

This past week, my best friend since childhood sent me an email regarding Glacier National Park, in northern Montana. His message prompted me to revisit a family story I wrote that also included my experience in that park. Though the piece is longer than my typical blog posts, I enjoyed the reminiscence, and hope you… Continue reading Vacations

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Writing and AA

This week’s entry features one of the witticisms I’ve composed over the years regarding writers and the craft we pursue. If you are a writer, you can most likely relate. Enjoy! And thanks for dropping by. Writing and AA ¬†Choosing to become a writer is similar to willingly signing up for Alcoholics Anonymous. The first… Continue reading Writing and AA

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Prompts: Part Two

Because writing prompts are always fun, I opted to grab another inciting concept from my bag of prompts and see where it might lead. What, you don’t believe I have a bag of prompts at my disposal? Guess again. The writing group I worked with in Colorado used to open our meetings with a ten-minute… Continue reading Prompts: Part Two

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Writing Prompts

Ever have the need for inspiration? As a writing student, one of the exercises my instructor utilized to open each class was a writing prompt. She’d scribe a word or a short phrase on the board and the class had ten minutes to free our minds and activate our pens. After ten minutes, each student… Continue reading Writing Prompts

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Silence

Last week I dabbled in politics. Although I don’t regret the detour–and may do so again–offering some aspect of writing continues to be the main focus for this blog. Back in 2009, a few friends of mine and I gathered to talk about writing, share a bit of our work, and exchange critiques and compliments.… Continue reading Silence