Monthly Archives: March 2014

The Value of Writing Daily

Ok we are here – the last day of March! It has been another amazing writing month. It went by quickly for me with something to write about almost everyday. There were amazing posts to read. So many that I … Continue reading

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Quiet Day –

Today we sit Watch quietly Talk softly Remember stories                                              Are thankful for our elders We made plans, exchanged … Continue reading

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  Life or the end of life takes us by surprise sometimes! I am traveling to visit an Uncle who has found himself suddenly at the end of life moments. Then driving further on to my Mother who has been … Continue reading

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Building Foundations – reading to writing

  “Good Writing is one of the forms that hard labor takes. – It is taking the nothingness of air and turning it into a pleasure palace built on a foundation of words.” Pat Conroy – My Reading Life My … Continue reading

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Puddles and Poetry

Puddles  Guess what I saw In a puddle one day, Starry and glary                                                    And grinning … Continue reading

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Learning to write

The clock said 4:12 – that is 4:12 in the morning. The dark was still upon us, the cold still outside, my husband sound asleep and I should be sleeping but my mind was spinning about how I am learning … Continue reading

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Tumbling through books – a silver of my reading life

It’s Tuesday and what I am reading is still rolling around in my head. I have a stack of new books (both kid and adult): I used the  gift certificate at the book store, I have a group of books … Continue reading

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It’s Monday! What are you Reading?

Doll Bones was on my list this week to read since it was the last of this years Newbery Award books that I had not read. Black did a wonderful job of pulling us along with her three characters as … Continue reading

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Floating somewhere in between

I was a small and skinny girl with dishwater blond hair. Life was ok but I struggled in so many ways. Fitting in was not something that was coming easy for me. I also was not standing out. I just … Continue reading

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Nine Days to Go

Read the New York Times Reading my usual Blogs posts Checked out Facebook Checked out the Twitter feed Took a cold walk to get my brain moving Then I sat down to write. Nine day to go in the month long … Continue reading

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