Monthly Archives: January 2015

Something Wonderful

As those of us who flit among the snowflakes keep ourselves warm and cozy, let’s all take a little winter’s walk far away and long ago: Winter Time by Robert Louis Stevenson Late lies the wintry sun a-bed, A frosty, … Continue reading

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Willing Accomplices

“We relate to the world through stories. We see the world through stories….Songs are stories, paintings are stories, jokes are stories.” “Stories are about how things are always under construction — always becoming.” “The world is full of willing accomplices … Continue reading

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Wise Words

P.D. James, who passed away recently, is known as the “Queen of Crime,” yet she’s also widely admired for blurring the line between the crime novel and literary fiction. She launched her career as a novelist by writing from 6 … Continue reading

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Speak Easy

“I think I could pick out the best writers in a strange city room by those who write with their lips moving.” Don Murray Here’s a simple technique I’ve been playing with: Reading your words aloud or mouthing them as … Continue reading

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Write Action

“The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe.” Gustave Flaubert Does writing make people happier? Reams of research and scores of studies confirm that expressive writing — committing personal experience to paper — has major health … Continue reading

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Beautiful Girl

“Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. ‘Pooh!’ he whispered. ‘Yes, Piglet?’ ‘Nothing,’ said Piglet, taking Pooh’s paw. ‘I just wanted to be sure of you.’” The birthday card with this little story sits in a spot where I see … Continue reading

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Something Wonderful

This seems to me the perfect poem to savor and enjoy as we experience our own snow day: Snow Day by Billy Collins Today we woke up to a revolution of snow, its white flag waving over everything, the landscape … Continue reading

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