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Incessant Chatter

“Silent!”  the teacher, breaking from the lesson she had been delivering, turned towards me. I cringed, slinking down in my chair, choking on my ‘sorry’.  My classmate shifted  quickly, happy to have missed the wrath, but as soon as the teacher turned her back, she leaned in again to resume […]

Faulty Wiring

“Varnish” I said aloud, rolling the word over my tongue as if we were new acquaintances. “What’s that you said, Mom?”  My daughter, breezing through the kitchen, found me standing at the counter, gazing out the window.  She was gone before I could answer. They were used to me by […]

How to Write a Poem

Originally posted on O at the Edges:
How to Write a Poem Learn to curse in three languages. When midday yawns stack high and your eyelids flutter, fire up the chain saw; there’s always something to dismember. Make it new. Fear no bridges. Accelerate through curves, and look twice before…

How Illness Improved my Writing

It’s no mystery that stripped of all obligations and confined to a bed provides the coveted time to pursue writing skills, however; it is the actual experience of illness (in my case ME/CFS) that provides the platform for expansion.  Although I have been a ‘writer’ since my early years, the […]

Blogs I Count On

Every morning, I open my email to find a slew of new messages indicating that my fellow bloggers have been busy.  Typically, I scroll through and prioritize.  These are a few of my must reads: Soul Gatherings is my first go-to place.  Theresa offers a dose of daily inspiration served […]

Why Write Poetry

First, a disclaimer:  I am in no way an authority on poetry; it is just something I happen to do… a lot.  In fact, my original blog, One Woman’s Quest, is dedicated to my poetic escapades. A cancer scare prompted me to start writing a blog in the first place […]

Simple Criteria for Eliciting Follows

Following a fellow blogger is a commitment that I take seriously; I have no desire to fill my inbox or Reader feed with material that I will ultimately ignore or delete. The initial impulse to fuel a follow is based on three simple criteria: First impressions:  does the blog immediately […]

Four Posts That Inspired Me Today

Thought I’d share four posts that helped kick-start my day: Dr. Andrea Dinardo’s blog Thriving Under Pressure offers inspiration for daily living.  Today’s post asks the question:  Are you left brain or right brain dominant?  Take a quiz to determine where you stand, and watch an inspiring video by Jill […]