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The Craft of Writing

Always curious as to what another writer says about writing, I picked up Lessons From a Lifetime of Writing: A Novelist Looks At His Craft by David Morrell of First Blood (Rambo) fame.  He offers up a lot of hard-earned wisdom—in categories like writer’s block and plotting and structure—if you’re interested. He begins wit the […]

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Gems For Your Pocket

From Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting by Myla and Jon Kabat-Zinn. And if you’re lost?  Here’s the poem “Lost” by David Wagoner. Last but not least.  Have you heard of The Civil Wars?  Such a haunting, mesmerizing duo.  I can’t get enough of them! May your day be beautiful and fruitful.  May […]

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Great Inner Solitude

It’s amazing how much time it takes to catch up after hosting a guest (as lovely as my mother was…we did love having her!)–unpaid bills, dirty laundry, thirsty plants, unread books, neglected tasks and errands–so you’ll have to forgive me for a couple of days while I regroup and get organized. In the meantime, I […]

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Rilke Poem For Today

Du, Nachbar Gott, wenn ich dich manchesmal You, God, who live next door– If at times, through the long night, I trouble you with my urgent knocking– this is why: I hear you breathe so seldom. I know you’re all alone in that room. If you should be thirsty, there’s no one to get you […]

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Spilling Open

Wow.  I just finished the most amazing book.  I’m eager to share it with Liliana when she’s old enough.  I think this would become one of those books that acts as Are You There, God?  It’s Me, Margaret did for teenaged girls way back when.  What a relief, what a revelation–when you realize that someone […]

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